Fire burns north of Genoa |

Fire burns north of Genoa

Nevada Appeal staff report
Fire crews respond to a wildland fire off Jacks Valley Road north of Genoa on Monday afternoon.
Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

A 25-acre wildfire burning south of Jacks Valley Road 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 was burning on either Bureau of Land Management or Washoe Tribal land, near Genoa Lakes Golf Resort.

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

Although the cause hasn’t been officially determined, high winds, heat, and field grass is suspected of igniting the fire.

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

With 13 engines, 40 personnel, and helicopters carrying heavy tanks to dip water, Carlini said crews were progressing well on the fire.