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March 19, 2004
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Spring burning begins in western Nevada

Western Nevada residents were humming "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" on Tuesday as agricultural burns blazed in Carson Valley and the U.S. Forest Service conducted controlled burns in Lakeview.

A large plume of smoke rose into the air in South Carson City prompting calls to the fire department.

The burn was just over the Douglas County line on property owned by Minden industrialist Don Bently.

Carson City Fire Marshal Stacey Giomi estimated emergency dispatchers received dozens of calls from residents reporting the smoke plume.

Agriculture burns typically occur all over Carson Valley on still days in the spring, when ranchers …

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