by Kurt Hildebrand

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July 22, 2012
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Smoke from fires fills Carson Valley

Smoke from two lightning-started fires filled the skies of Carson Valley, turning the sun red and obscuring the Pine Nut Mountains.

East Fork firefighters shifted their battle to the 50-acre Divide fire east of Fish Springs near Out R Way Road even as the Spring fire burned 1,000 acres several miles north in the Pine Nuts.

Storm cells tracked up and down the Pine Nuts, setting fires, and dumping nearly 2 inches of rain near Mt. Como and Mineral Peak. Sensors in Lebo Springs detected a chance of flash flooding in the Johnson Lane area. The National Weather Service flash …

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