Brush fire in Mason Valley

Today, the Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District was dispatched to the River Split Ranch, 688 Highway 208, for a reported private property brush fire. MVFPD arrived on scene to find 4-5 acres of heavy brush and grass burning. The fire put off a large column of smoke that could be seen throughout Mason Valley. MVFPD responded with 5 brush engines, 1 Water Tender and 2 Command Officers. Smith Valley Fire was requested to respond an ambulance to Mason Valley to cover calls. The Lyon County Road Department responded with a bull dozer to help build a line around the fire. Crews will be on scene for several hours to contain the fire and mop up. There were no reports of injuries and no structures were threatened.


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