45-acre fire north of Genoa contained Monday
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Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call East Fork Fire Capt. Terry Taylor at 782-9861
Firefighters worked through the night Monday on a 45-acre wildfire burning east of Jacks Valley Road, according to fire officials.
The fire started at about 4:05 p.m. Monday near the Montaña subdivision in northwestern Carson Valley.
Forward progress on the fire was stopped by 6 p.m., but winds remained a factor, according to East Fork Fire Chief Tod Carlini.
Jacks Valley Road reopened at about 7:30 p.m.
About 40 firefighters were onscene and are receiving support from 13 engines, a helicopter and a large air tanker.
No evacuations were recommended as a result of the fire. Jacks Valley Road was closed from Highway 395 to Genoa.
A hand crew from Lake Tahoe was on order to help mop up the blaze late Monday night.
Carlini said crews were on scene for several hours securing the fire line.
“Fuel conditions are extremely dangerous,” he said.