Highway 395 Reopens As Crews Gain Foothold On Slinkard Fire

Staff Reports TOPAZ, Calif. — Update, 10 a.m., Saturday —  Highway 395 has reopened to traffic in both directions near the Nevada state line. #slinkardfire from my front yard. Worth watching this video. pic.twitter.com/L2qu5krAPS — Lori Hibbett (@LoriHibbett) September 1, 2017 The Slinkard Fire grew to 7,881 acres Friday but crews have gained 20 percent containment on the blaze. Today’s fire priorities are control the fire’s … Continue reading Highway 395 Reopens As Crews Gain Foothold On Slinkard Fire

Douglas County Food Health Inspections: Aug. 24

Staff Reports · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. — This week’s Douglas County food health inspections appear below. Up this week: Capisce?; Topaz Lodge Resort & Casino; Eagles Nest; The Butcher’s Choice Of Nevada; Chef’s Touch Catering; Harvey’s Lake Tahoe; R & D Delights;  and Sierra Market. [embeddoc url=”http://carsonvalleytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Douglas-County-Health-Inspections-082417.pdf” height=”800px”] Continue reading Douglas County Food Health Inspections: Aug. 24

Afternoon Lightning Strikes Keep Fire Crews Busy

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — An afternoon thunderstorm sparked multiple small fires across Carson Valley Tuesday, as well as a 150-acre fire near Voltaire Canyon in Carson City. East Fork Fire Protection District Chief Tod Carlini said crews responded to numerous lightning-caused fires both within and outside the district. Several East Fork resources were sent to assist with the Voltaire fire. “We … Continue reading Afternoon Lightning Strikes Keep Fire Crews Busy

East Fork Fire & Regional Agencies Tackle Busy Saturday Slate Of Calls

by Scott Fraser, East Fork Fire Protection District · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Saturday was a busy day for East Fork Fire Protection District and our surrounding agencies. Shortly before 10 a.m., units from East Fork Fire, Tahoe Douglas Fire, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol, and the United States Forest Service were dispatched to a possible vehicle fire on Kingsbury Grade, halfway … Continue reading East Fork Fire & Regional Agencies Tackle Busy Saturday Slate Of Calls

East Fork Firefighters Tackle Quarter-Acre Blaze Near Topaz Ranch Road Tuesday Evening

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection District · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — On Tuesday evening, East Fork Fire Protection District crews responded to a quarter-acre fire in the area of Topaz Ranch Road and Eagle Mountain Tuesday evening. The fire appears to have started from a power pole issue, said East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson. Brush 4 with three firefighters was quickly on … Continue reading East Fork Firefighters Tackle Quarter-Acre Blaze Near Topaz Ranch Road Tuesday Evening

Class Resumes At Scarselli Elementary After Crews Investigate Odor Resembling Gas

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection District · 2 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — At 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, East Fork Fire Protection District personnel was alerted to a reported smell that resembled gas at Scarselli Elementary School in the Gardnerville Ranchos. School officials advised they could smell an odor outside and were evacuating the students. Rescue 7 arrived within seven minutes to find the school evacuated … Continue reading Class Resumes At Scarselli Elementary After Crews Investigate Odor Resembling Gas