Wildfire burning in Douglas County
September 11, 2004
Smoke from a fire in Douglas County was visible from Carson City on Saturday afternoon.
The Mud Lake fire ignited south of Gardnerville at 2:21 p.m. and spread to 200 acres within two hours, according to Will Lotspeich, supervisor of Minden Dispatch.
The blaze was burning on the west side of the Carson River, between the river and Mud Lake, an area where access is difficult.
About 125 firefighters worked to control the flames.
Four single-engine airtankers battled the blaze along with three medium and one heavy helicopter.
Nine fire engines and three crews joined in fighting the fire with more expected to arrive from other areas.
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Three water tenders and four command staff also worked the fire.
No evacuations were ordered, and there were no road closures. The cause was not yet determined.