by Kurt Hildebrand

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May 8, 2013
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Fighting fires ahead of time

It has been 17 years since Carson Valley has seen a real conflagration in the Carson Range. That was the year the Autumn Hills fire started near the base of Kingsbury Grade and burned four homes and 3,400 acres. The 2004 Waterfall fire in Carson City destroyed 18 homes and burned 8,800 acres. What those two fires have in common is that they moved quickly through thick forest and were affected by downslope winds, which drove Waterfall into homes on Carson City’s west side. Firefighters hope a 72-acre fuels reduction project in Haines Canyon on Kingsbury Grade could make a …

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