Within minutes of being reported, a line of flames from the Carter Springs fire was raging up the mountain side consuming pinon trees like popcorn.
After the flames passed, the few homes that were before obscured by the forest, were now surrounded by the smoking blackened sticks that were once trees.
That those homes and others in the Pine Nuts still stand is a testament to the effort firefighters from all over Western Nevada put into saving them.
The full-court press that protected those homes can be seen in the aerial battle which supported ground firefighters.
Ten air tankers flew …