The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 27
Genoa, Nev. — The Little Valley Fire’s ignition source turns out to have been the controlled burn that had been conducted near its head. A team is being recruited to work on ways to keep something like that from happening again.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the cause of the Oct. 2 Frontage Fire continues. It was definitely caused by some sort of human action, but whether that was a discarded cigarette butt or a road spark or something more nefarious has yet to be determined.
Nearly 7,100 voters have cast a ballot so far in this election, according to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. Early voting is still averaging more than 1,200 people a day, with 1,234 showing up on Wednesday at the courthouse and the Ranchos Fire Department. Today the voting roadshow is back up at Kahle Community Center 2-6 p.m.
Heavy rainfall is expected in the Sierra early on Friday morning. The snow level will be 9,500-10,000 feet, so only the highest passes will see any snow. A second storm rolling in on Saturday will bring lower snow levels on Sunday night. Expect there to be some road controls on Kingsbury and Spooner for the Monday morning commute.
Rain is expected to arrive after 11 a.m. today. Otherwise expect party sunny skies with a high near 68 degrees and the wind out of the southwest at 10-15 mph.