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Update: Douglas severe thunderstorm warning expires as storm moves northwest

A thunderstorm roared over Genoa on Friday evening.
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6:50 p.m. Update — A thunderstorm rolled over Carson Valley on Friday night, knocking out power to 858 NV Energy customers and setting a fire south of Dresslerville.

Power is expected to be restored to residents of Gardnerville and the Gardnerville Ranchos by 8 p.m., according to NVenergy.com. One Genoa customer is also without power.

The outage hit at 5:47 p.m., as the storm arrived in the Valley.

East Fork firefighters responded to a report of a wildfire south of Dresslerville at around 5:40 p.m. The fire grew to 400 square feet and was extinguished by 6:35 p.m.

A few minutes later a powerline went down on Bollen Circle in Sheridan Acres. NV Energy crews worked to repair the line and were very nearly done by 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 5:59 p.m. for a storm located over Genoa moving north at about 30 mph.

Forecasters said 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail accompanied the storm.