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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

The sunrise this morning is a little bit pinker due to a fire in Mound House that started 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Carson Valley firefighters went to help control the 850-acre fire that closed the highway to Virginia City. As of late last night, firefighters had a line about a quarter of the way around the blaze which sent a black column of smoke into the air visible from Minden and Gardnerville. Fire Information Officer Mark Struble reports the fire is behaving as though this were August. There’s been on injury on the fire line. Firefighters expect to have a line all the way around the blaze by Friday.

An economist for the National Association of Home Builders will speak 6 p.m. today at the CVIC Hall to explain why it would be a bad idea to implement a growth control. Elliot Eisenberg told the builders that construction of 451 homes in Douglas County would generate $8 million in the first year.

The weather today will be hot and smoky with a chance of thunderstorms building after 1 p.m. There will be a light wind blowing most of the day, with higher winds around thunderstorms. The chance of thunderstorms will increase on the weekend and with it the chance that lightning will set more fires.