Fire spreads east of Carson City

A 150-200-acre fire burning east of Carson City appears to have been caused by someone, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch.

Firefighters have closed off Brunswick Canyon as the fire moves east and northeast.

As of 1:50 p.m. firefighters had a line about a third of the way around the blaze, which started at about 11:50 a.m. and is burning grass brush and pinon. The fire is moving into heavier fuels as it burns.

East Fork Fire & Paramedic districts firefighters are aiding Central Lyon County, Mason Valley, Carson City, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and the Nevada Division of Forestry in battling the blaze.

Traffic controls in neighborhoods in the vicinity of the fire. Structures are in the area, but were not threatened as of 2:50 p.m.

About 120 personnel are assigned to the fire, in the form of five hand crews, 17 engines, four air tankers, five water tenders and a helicopter.


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