Main Clear Creek fire is out
October 13, 2016
Fire crews spent Thursday night dousing hot spots on the Clear Creek fire, which forced the evacuation of southern Carson City residents.
The main fire was declared out by firefighters at 9:05 p.m. Crews will remain on scene throughout the night to mop up hot spots. Evacuations are still in place for the time being.
Areas evacuated include Clear Creek Road is being evacuated and the old Clear Creek mobile home park.
Douglas County Search and Rescue, and East Fork Fire District units were released by Carson City at about 8:30 p.m.
Multiple roads are closed around the area, however Highway 395 remains opened at the this time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Crews from both fire and law enforcement from the following are on scene: Carson City, East Fork, Douglas County, Lyon County, Capitol Police, Washoe, Sparks, California, Lake Tahoe and Nevada Highway Patrol. State and federal resources are headed toward the scene to battle the blaze which first started at 5:30 p.m.
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No injuries have been reported.
Authorities are going door-to-door warning residents to evacuate as the result of a brush fire burning toward their neighborhood.
Carson City firefighters are battling the wildfire at Clear Creek and Silver Sage first reported at 6:01 p.m.
An evacuation center has been established at the Fuji Park Exhibit Hall. Residents are not being allowed back into their neighborhoods.
East Fork firefighters and Douglas County Search and Rescue are also responding and are staging at the Target.
Crews are evacuating the area, as multiple structures are threatened.
Multiple units are responding, including state and federal resources.
Carson and Clear Creek is being shut down to traffic. The frontage roads and other traffic around the area is being rerouted as crews are responding and planning an attack to put out the fire.
The fire can be seen from the Appeal's web camera at http://www2.nevadaappeal.com/carson-live/
East Fork volunteer firefighters have been asked to man their stations.
A red flag warning is in effect for Western Nevada for critical fire danger. Southwest winds of 27 mph are being clocked at a weather gauge in South Carson City.
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