Fire burning north of Genoa |

Fire burning north of Genoa

Staff Reports
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 |

An 85-acre wildfire burning south of Jacks Valley Monday afternoon is so far not threatening structures or prompting evacuations, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center

East Fork Fire District Chief Tod Carlini said the fire started at about 4:10 p.m. near the Montaña subdivision in northwestern Carson Valley.

Fire officials believe the fire is burning on either Bureau of Land Management or Washoe Tribal land, near Genoa Lakes Golf Resort.

Both a jet air tanker and a helicopter are providing air support on the fire burning mostly in grass, as wind blew the fire down slope toward the river.

Although the cause has not been officially determined, high winds, heat, and field grass suspected to ignite the field.

The wildfire caused road closures including Foothill Road, 395 to Jacks Valley Road, to Genoa.

With 67 engines, 40 personnel, and helicopters carrying heavy ranks to dip water, Carlini said crews are handled the extinguish progress well.