Jacks Valley Road Reopens, Crews Halt Forward Progress Of Foothill Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Staff Reports · 1 min read

GENOA, Nev. — Crews responded to a fire in Jacks Valley near the Genoa Lakes Golf Ranch shortly after 4:05 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Initial size-up of the wind-driven fire was 10 acres, but that grew to an estimated 25 acres.

Forward progress of the fire was stopped as of 5:15 p.m., though winds remained a factor, according to East Fork Fire Protection District Chief Tod Carlini.

Jacks Valley Road was closed for approximately three hours from Highway 395 to Genoa Lane. It reopened befor 7:30 p.m.

Thirteen engines, one helicopter and one large air tanker are working the fire. A hand crew is on order. Approximately 40 firefighters are on scene.

“Fires in Washoe County have placed a demand on all regional resources,” Carlini said. “Crews will be on scene for several hours securing the fire line.

“Fuel conditions are extremely dangerous. With the Fourth of July upon us, everyone is reminded that fireworks are prohibited in Douglas County.”

No evacuations were recommended during the fire, according to Carlini.

Check back for updates.

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