Vegetation fire at Hope Valley
August 31, 2008
Crews have been activated to a vegetation fire tonight around Highway 88 and 89 near Hope Valley, according to officials and scanner traffic reports.
The five-acre fire is burning in heavy timber. It is located off of Burnside Lake Road and is being fanned by wind gusts, officials said. It is said to be growing. The call came in around 5 p.m.
A large column of smoke can be seen from the Carson area blowing eastward.
Firefighters from Lake Valley Fire Protection District are sending two engines, a battalion crew and an Angora hand crew. Tahoe Douglas is also sending engines, battalion crews and a hand crew.