Firefighters respond to Clear Creek blaze
MINDEN, Nev. – At least three counties have responded to a wildland fire in the vicinity of Old Clear Creek Road that seems to be spreading uphill and potentially jumping Highway 50.
Highway 50 was closed. There is a line all the way around the fire.
Reports of smoke first came in around 11:10 Thursday morning. What started as a tenth-of-an-acre fire in brush and timber quickly consumed more than 1.5 acres,.
A Douglas water tender truck broke down on the side of the highway while responding, and additional resources had to be called out. Air support from Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch in Minden was also called.
Initial reports indicate power lines were damaged in the blaze. One house, located in the 3700 block of Highway 50, is currently threatened by the fire.