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Heavy lightning sets a few fires, rain helps put them out

Rain falls on Pinenut Road in Gardnerville on Friday.

Heavy lightning in the Pine Nuts set a few small fires, that were slowed down by accompanying heavy rain.

Bureau of Land Management firefighters are battling an estimated 5-acre fire near China Spring that was reported at about 2 p.m.

East Fork firefighters responded to Fish Springs twice.

The first call was around the same time as the China Spring report, but firefighters were unable to locate anything burning.

At 3:40 p.m. East Fork firefighters located a single tree ablaze near Pinenut Road and Blue Sage.

Fish Springs reported receiving .14 inches of rain over two hours. Rain was heavier further in the mountains.

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Portions of Johnson Lane reported receiving .12 inches in an hour.

As of 5 p.m. Friday there were no reports of flooding.

Temperatures cooled considerably with Johnson Lane dropping 25 degrees in less than two hours.

Rain falls on Pinenut Road in Gardnerville on Friday.