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Fire on Hot Springs Mountain kept at six acres

Staff report
Chad Lundquist/Nevada AppealAn inmate crew heads in to mop-up a lightning sparked fire on the east side of Hot Springs Mountain, north of Johnson Lane this afternoon. The fire was kept at six acres.
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Afternoon lightning sparked at least 14 fires from as far north as Honey Lake and as far south as Minden.

East Fork Fire District Deputy Chief Steve Eisele said the a fire on the east side of Hot Springs Mountain, north of Johnson Lane, grew to six acres in 35 mph winds before handcrews and aircraft could get it under control.

The fire started at 3:42 p.m. was under control by evening.

Four engines from Carson, Douglas County and the Bureau of Land Management responded along with a single-engine air tanker. No homes were threatened.

Just after 4 p.m. lightning sparked a fire north of Reno, approximately three miles west-southwest of Bordertown. The Balls fire closed Highway 395 from the Nevada state line to the junction of State Route 70 in Lassen County.

This fire, estimated at 500 acres as of 6:45 p.m., is still burning rapidly.