Our first big wildland fire of the season is burning north of Reno in the Seven Lakes Mountains. Set by a lightning strike on Tuesday morning, the Gooseberry fire grew to 800 acres, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch. There is no containment and no estimate of when the fire will be contained or controlled. It's burning in pinon juniper and sagebrush. Four air tankers and 173 firefighters are engaged in extinguishing the blaze.
Firefighters are making progress against the Telegraph fire burning west of Yosemite. Its up to 29,000 acres and was apparently caused by someone target shooting. Some 4,000 homes are threatened. They've got a line 15 percent around the fire, but it's still burning fast.
Closer to home and far more fun, the Elks Carnival has arrives at Lampe Park in Gardnerville today. Presale tickets books will be sold until noon today for $15 at a variety of locations listed in the calendar. The carnival runs through Sunday.
The weather today is expected to be sunny and clear with a high of 91 degrees and not quite so much wind. We'll get some light clouds in over the next few days, but not too much.