Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 6

by Joey Crandall, · 2 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Red Flag Fire Warning issued by the National Weather Service from Wednesday into early this morning has expired.

While the thunderstorms appear to have moved well east of the Valley, local fire crews still had a very busy 24-hour period to contend with.

Crews assisted with a 15-acre fire in Brunswick Canyon east of Carson City until 4 a.m. Wednesday, tackled an afternoon fire off of Spooner and responded to an immediate need request into Smith Valley all while continuing to mop up Monday’s Foothill Fire, according to East Fork Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson.

Brush 12 was sent assist with the 200-acre Fort Churchill Fire in Lyon County. Fogerson said Captain Anderson, Engineer Repan and Firefighter/Paramedic Leising formed the crew and Battalion Chief Larry Goss went as the strike team leader.

Firefighter/Paramedic Fletcher was sent to the 68,000-acre Brian Head Fire in Utah. And Battalion Chief Scott Fraser is serving as a member of the Sierra Front Incident Management Team working the three larger Washoe County fires.

We’re looking at a high near 91 degrees, climbing to 96 Friday and 97 Saturday. There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms sitting on Sunday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol has not yet released identities or further information on Tuesday’s fatal collision on Kingsbury Grade as they continue to investigate the crash.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets today at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Historic Courthouse, 1616 8th Street in Minden. Their agenda can be found here.

A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Minden Library from 10:30 to noon today. Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden.

That is a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.

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