10:40 p.m. Update: Bodie Flat fire estimated at 2,500 acres and growing
The Numbers Fire prompted evacuations across eastern Carson Valley as it spread at a critical rate on Monday night.
The fire started around 7 p.m. above Pine View Estates and rapidly grew to 2,500 acres. By 10:45 p.m. the fire may easily have doubled in size as flames could be seen from across Carson Valley.
Evacuees were directed to the Carson Valley Inn in Minden after it was determined a shelter could not be set up at the Douglas County Community Center due to concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Fire equipment from across the Sierra Front responded to the blaze, which fanned by southwest winds and fueled by dry vegetation swept north threatening Fish Springs.
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Reverse 911 notifications have gone out for most of the eastern part of the Valley and the Pine Nuts.
Pine View Estates and Bodie Flat have both been notified to evacuate. Forty people were at China Spring Youth Camp.
Evacuees have been directed to the Carson Valley Inn because they need to be in separate rooms due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Two fires have been reported by the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch at 7 p.m. and 7:19 p.m. within a half miles of one another.
East Fork firefighters have responded to the fire and are trying to get water.
Highway 395 will be closed at Riverview and possibly as far south as Holbrook Junction.
Douglas County deputies and Search and Rescue personnel are knocking on doors in the vicinity to warn residents of the fire.
The county has issued a Reverse 911 call for residents in the vicinity. Deputies report having notified Pine View Estates residents and are checking on residents on the west side of the highway.
Several callers have reported the fire to be near Stephanie Way, but firefighters who’ve investigated those calls determined it’s the Pine Nut fires.
Brush trucks and water tenders are being mustered and East Fork Fire Protection District volunteers have been mustered.
The fires are near where another blaze caught on Thursday and saw an attempt to rekindle on Sunday.
A red flag warning for critical fire danger is in effect across the Sierra Front, including Douglas County.