Smoke in Valley from controlled burn |

Smoke in Valley from controlled burn

Staff Reports

East Fork firefighters responded to a controlled agriculture burn along the Carson River below Genoa.

It was the second day that dispatchers received 911 calls about the burn, which generated smoke on Monday.

On Tuesday, flames could be seen threatening the trees, prompting a response from firefighters.

Agricultural burning was ordered shut down in the Valley as firefighters worked to bring the Genoa fire under control by 4:13 p.m.

Smoke from agricultural burns in Carson Valley has been reported drifting into the Tahoe basin.

According to the National Weather Service, the wind will pick up and blow the smoke out of the Valley early Wednesday morning, increasing to 20 mph by 7 a.m. and gusting to 40 mph from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No moisture is expected on Wednesday, but forecasters believe it could rain in Minden by Thursday afternoon, breaking a long dry spell.