Where there’s smoke, there’s fire someplace else | RecordCourier.com

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire someplace else

Yellow and purple flowers bloom as haze hides the Carson Valley on Saturday afternoon.
Kurt Hildebrand |

Genoa, Nev. — Smoke from wildfires in Northern California is moving into Western Nevada reducing visibility and air quality.

The National Weather Service reports haze caused by the smoke extends as far east as Fallon.

Visibility in Carson Valley has been reduced by the haze and air quality dropped to moderate at 2 p.m., according to the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection’s monitor located at Ranchos Aspen Park.

No major fires are burning in the mountains around Carson or Eagle valleys. The Slater fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m. Friday in the Pine Nut Mountains was controlled at a tenth of an acre.

The 10,500-acre Dodge fire is burning on the east slope southeast of Alturas just over the Nevada state line.

There are also a half-dozen large fires burning west of Redding in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The National Weather Service is forecasting that the smoke will clear 9 p.m. Saturday when the wind picks up out of the west at 5-15 mph.