The R-C Morning Report

The 100 classic cars participating in the National Guard Great Race began leaving Tonopah at 6:30 a.m. for Minden by way of Benton, Calif., as they cross the shadow of Nevada's highest mountain, Boundary Peak. They are scheduled to begin arriving in Minden at 12:25 p.m. and will be parked on Esmeralda Avenue as they have lunch and then they're off to Placerville for the end of the 12th stage of the race. Today is the third to the last day for the classic cars and their drivers. They started out on June 24 in Philadelphia, Pa.

A 3,600-square-foot fire set by a live electrical wire was quickly extinguished on 6 p.m. Wednesday, but getting the power turned off was more of a challenge. Firefighters reported the wire had energized a fence at a Holbrook Junction trailer park after igniting brush in the vicinity. The fire was busy burning a hole through the utility pole when the power company arrived to turn off the juice. One person had a respiratory problem, but otherwise, no one was hurt.

The weather is expected to be more of the same with high temperatures hanging around 90. There may be some fireworks, should afternoon thunderstorms develop.


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