Firefighters mopping up fire burning north of Genoa |

Firefighters mopping up fire burning north of Genoa

Kurt Hildebrand
Smoke rises from a fire burning near the Genoa Lakes Ranch Course at 4:10 p.m. during the first few minutes of a fire burning north of Genoa on Monday.
Joyce Hollister


Firefighters are mopping up a 45-acre wildfire burning east of Jacks Valley Road, according to fire officials.

The fire started at about 4:05 p.m. near the Montaña subdivision in northwestern Carson Valley.

Forward progress on the fire was stopped by 6 p.m., but winds remained a factor, according to East Fork Fire Chief Tod Carlini.

About 40 firefighters are on scene and are receiving support from 13 engines, a helicopter and a large air tanker.

No evacuations were recommended as a result of the fire. Jacks Valley Road is closed from Highway 395 to Genoa.

A hand crew from Lake Tahoe is on order to help mop up the blaze.

Carlini said crews will be on scene for several hours securing the fire line.

“Fuel conditions are extremely dangerous,” he said. “With the Fourth of July upon us, everyone is reminded that fireworks are prohibited in Douglas County.”

Firefighters found sparklers for sale in at least one Douglas County department store.

There is no indication fireworks were responsible for Monday’s fire.

ORIGINAL POST: Wildfire burning in Douglas County near Jacks Valley Road

Crews are responding to a wildfire in Douglas County near Jacks Valley Road.

The fire, which was reported around 4:10 p.m. Monday, has grown to 85 acres, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. The location of the blaze, named the Foothill Fire, was listed as Jacks Valley.

East Fork Fire Protection District is responding, according to SFIDC.

The Tribune will update this post when more details become available.

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