by Kurt Hildebrand

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July 11, 2013
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Fire threatens Smith Valley

Lyon County deputies went door-to-door on Tuesday asking residents of western Smith Valley to evacuate their homes as the Bison fire burned into Pipeline Canyon. Driven by westerly winds, the fire prompted the voluntary evacuation of the area north of Artist View and west of Upper Colony Road. A temporary shelter was opened at the Smith Valley Baptist Church on Hudson Way, according to a notice issued by Lyon County Manager Jeff Page. The Lyon County Volunteer Rescue Group and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will be available to move large animals if necessary. The fire burned actively on the …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 9, 2013 06:56PM Published Jul 11, 2013 07:20PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.