The R-C Morning Report

A Douglas Disposal garbage truck crew got a hot surprise on Tuesday morning when hot fireplace ashes set their load on fire. The crew met firefighters at the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department and had to dump the entire truck to put the fire out. The truck was scorched, but East Fork Fire Capt. Terry Taylor says it's still operational. Terry says to make sure your ashes are cold for at least nine days before putting them in the trash.

Tonight the Douglas County Forecast gets underway at 5 p.m. with a cowboy poetry tribute to retired county commissioner Kelly Kite. The speakers start at 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn. The event is sponsored by the Douglas County Building Industry Association.

It's not going to be as blustery as originally forecast tonight. We'll have west winds at 5-10 mph under partly sunny skies with a high near 62. There's a slight chance of rain tonight, with the wind gusts picking up to 25 mph.


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