Units respond to fourth fire: ‘major incident’ possible
November 18, 2011
Fire crews have shut down Highway 395 in response to the fourth wildland fire reported today, the latest located near Stone Throw’s Road in south Gardnerville.
The call came in at about 12:30 p.m. for a half-acre blaze “moving pretty rapidly towards the Corley Ranch.”
It was the fourth wildland fire Friday morning. The first occurred around 9 a.m. off Diamond Valley Road in Alpine County. The second occurred in a small lot of Tillman Lane in the Gardnerville Ranchos, and the third was called in from the Ruhenstroth area, off Wiseman Lane.
While crews successfully quelled the first three, the Stones Throw fire was reported as a large blaze moving aggressively in strong winds and capable of creating “a major incident.”
At least four structures are threatened along Stones Throw Road, as well as cattle and adjacent structures of the Corley Ranch to north.
All professional units were called to the latest fire, and volunteer squads were called in to cover. The incident command post was set up at the Douglas County fairgrounds.
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It’s unclear at this point if the blazes are related.