Update: Douglas severe thunderstorm warning expires as storm moves northwest
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.