So far Carson Valley and Douglas County have been spared from the fires that are burning 8,000 acres from Boomtown south to Carson City. However, more fire weather, although cooler, is expected today.
The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch reported lightning strikes in the Pine Nuts above Carson Valley on Tuesday afternoon, but there is no indication those turned into fires, yet. High winds forced air tankers to be grounded at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. They were missed when the Linehan fire moved toward the Goni neighborhood in Carson City. So far, no one has been hurt and no structures have been lost in that fire. A voluntary evacuation was conducted for 45 homes in the north Carson neighborhood at about 10:20 p.m.
A Type 1 Incident Management Team led by commander Rowdy Muir has taken charge of all 20 fires burning in what firefighters are calling the Sierra-Tahoe Complex. When these guys show up, it means the fire has the feds' full attention.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch starting at noon for most of Western Nevada and Eastern California. They are predicting that scattered slow-moving thunderstorms will dump lots of water in very small areas, swelling streams, creeks and sending water down drainages where there isn't any normally.