Firefighters are asking residents in the area of Pine Nut Road 2 to be prepared to evacuate should the 300-acre Preachers Mine fire continue to burn toward their homes.
Flames could be seen in Carson Valley from the fire burning in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Gardnerville were set by lightning strikes. Three fixed-wing aircraft and four helicopters were dropping retardant and water on the blaze this afternoon.
Sheriff's deputies and members of the Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team are going door-to-door in the area to warn residents about the fire.
"We are asking people to leave should a …