by Susie Vasquez
Nevada Appeal News Service

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June 5, 2007
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Winds fan Larson fire

High winds led to a flare-up of the Larson fire near Coleville, Calif., about 10 a.m. Tuesday, spreading the flames over 600-700 acres and closing schools.

Evacuations were mandatory from Larson Lane in Coleville to Cunningham Lane in Walker. Also, about 70 families from the U.S. Marine housing were evacuated and 250 structures were threatened, according to information from the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

The fire was burning about 45 miles south of Carson City on both sides of Highway 395. Winds of 40 mph with gust of 60 mph forced the suspension of air tanker flights over the …

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