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Fire claims cargo container contents

Firefighters empty out the smoldering contents of a cargo container that caught fire on Monday afternoon, sending a plume of smoke visible from around the Valley.
Kurt Hildebrand

A fire in a cargo container sent a plume of black smoke over Gardnerville that could be seen across Carson Valley on Monday afternoon.

Reported at around 1:20 p.m., the fire was located off the north end of Timber Court east of Gardnerville.

East Fork firefighters raced to the location and had the fire mostly extinguished by 1:50 p.m.

Firefighters emptied out the smoldering contents of the container, which was being used for storage.

There was no report of injury as a result of the fire.

The fire was originally reported in the container and surrounding brush.

There was no report of injury as a result of the fire.

East Fork Fire Marshal Steve Eisele said workers were doing some grinding that set a small fire. They put it out, but it reignited.