Snow trumps Burbank fire |

Snow trumps Burbank fire

by Kurt Hildebrand

While official reports still show the Burbank fire at 25 percent contained, snow in the Pine Nut Mountains did a lot of work to finish the line around the 1,062-acre blaze.

About 200 firefighters, mostly in seven hand and 10 engine crews have been moved off the fire as of this morning.

The cost of fighting the fire was at $1.5 million this morning according to the National Interagency Coordination Center.

Carson Valley resident awoke to find snow on this side of the Pine Nuts.

Officials expected to have the Burbank fire contained by Thursday morning.

The fire was sparked by lightning on Friday afternoon and quickly grew to 200 acres. High winds and steep terrain hindered firefighters’ efforts to contain the blaze, which was at over 1,000 acres by Saturday evening.

Voluntary evacuations along Upper Colony Road were lifted Tuesday afternoon.

Rain will be clearing this afternoon.