A fire on a hill behind the town of Genoa burned two acres Monday evening, according to the Sierra Front Dispatch Center.
The fire broke out at about 4:40 p.m., and consumed two acres of grass spotted with trees in about one hour. Lightning was reported in the area, but the cause of the fire was still under investigation at press time.
Another fire was reported in Burbank Canyon in the Smith Valley area about 6:15. Smith Valley Volunteers and a helicopter responded, but were unable to locate the fire, which may have been put out by rain. East Fork Fire District and Nevada Division of Forestry assisted on the Genoa fire.
Two hand crews worked on the Genoa fire Monday evening, aided by five engines, three airtankers and two helicopters.