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September 21, 2012
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Highway 395 opens as Pine Nut fire grows to 2,000 acres

The Carter Springs Fire has grown to more than 2,000 acres in the Pine Nut Mountains, but the direction of the blaze has allowed rescue personnel to reopen Highway 395 south of Gardnerville.

According to an update by Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center, an aerial reconnaisance team was out early this morning evaluating fire acreage and behavior.

The fire, which started around 12:30 p.m. Friday, is burning in pinon-juniper woodland east of Highway 395 about two miles south of Ray May Way. The cause is still under investigation.

Sierra Front estimated containment at 5 percent by Saturday morning and expected …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 22, 2012 05:04PM Published Sep 21, 2012 03:30PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.