by Kurt Hildebrand

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October 13, 2012
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Backyard burning victim of severe wildfire season

Since August 2011, six fires have raged through the pinon and shrub in the Pine Nut Mountains, devouring more than 18,000 acres, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air east of Carson Valley.

Until Friday morning's rain, ash devils played across the mountains where dry conditions and winds conspired to imitate the fires that raged across the mountains over the last year.

The three biggest fires were caused by human action, including the 3,900-acre Ray May fire in August 2011, which started as a result of a improperly extinguished campfire, the 7,500-acre TRE fire begun by an improperly extinguished …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 15, 2012 10:52AM Published Oct 13, 2012 01:18PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.