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Firefighters working to contain Preacher blaze east of Gardnerville

With flames from the 700-acre Preacher fire less than a mile from their homes, Pine Nut residents were advised to leave their homes.

While no structures were in immediate danger, firefighters were struggling to get ahead of the blaze in the rugged terrain east of Gardnerville.

Evacuations also had the added benefit of clearing the region's narrow dirt roads so that fire crews had room to work.

Douglas County sheriff's Sgt. Jim Halsey said the four hand crews worked with a bulldozer to cut fire breaks, and planned to set backfires to stop the blaze at Pine Nut 2 Road. …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 2, 2012 04:45AM Published Jun 2, 2012 03:05AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.