Crews expected to have Genoa fire extinguished |

Crews expected to have Genoa fire extinguished

Kurt Hildebrand
Shannon Litz / The Record-Courier / Smoke rises from the fire above Genoa on Saturday.

GENOA – Firefighters completed a line around a 16-acre fire about three-quarters of the way upslope from Genoa in Water Canyon overnight and were expected to have the fire out by Sunday night.

Helicopters continued to aid the four hand crews on the mountain in their fight to extinguish the blaze started by Friday night’s lightning storm. Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators Information Officer Franklin Pemberton said the hand crews will be working to reinforce the line and begin mopping up the fire.

Foothill Road was closed over the weekend south of Genoa while the four helicopters involved in bucket operations are based on the historic Ranch One.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze which is on U.S. Forest Service land. A unified command between the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry and the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts holds jurisdiction on the fire.

No structures have been threatened by the fire and there have been no evacuations.

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