Genoa Peak fire at a quarter-acre |

Genoa Peak fire at a quarter-acre

Staff Reports

A small lightning-set fire on Genoa Peak is being fought by a helicopter this evening.

The fire is reported to be a quarter-acre in size, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

The fire was first reported at 2:26 p.m. A helicopter has been dropping water on it.

A short shower at around 3 p.m. occurred in Genoa. Saturday saw several lightning strikes in the area. This evening there has been some lightning along the Carson Range to the west of Carson Valley.

National Weather Service radar shows a storm cell stretching from south of Markleeville to Susanville along the Sierra front.

Tonight's forecast calls for continued scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m.

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The National Weather Service if forecasting stronger thunderstorms on Monday. Unlike recent storms, these thunderstorms are predicted to move quickly, but forecasters say there is still a chance for flooding where multiple storms develop.

A single-tree fire was reported near Bodie Flat earlier today. That fire is out as of this evening.

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