Fire threatens Coleville area |

Fire threatens Coleville area

Nevada Appeal News Service

Shannon Litz/ Nevada appeal news service Left, a helicopter makes a drop Friday on the Double Springs fire south of Gardnerville. Below, flames on a hill near Highway 395 and Larson Lane in Mono County.

Firefighters are battling the expanding Larson fire west of Coleville near Highway 395 and Larson Lane.

The fire, which had grown to 150 acres by Friday night, was burning in pinion juniper and heavy brush.

Structures are threatened by the fire and 13 fire engines were ordered to cover buildings in the town located about 30 miles south of Gardnerville.

Highway 395 is under traffic controls while firefighters battle the blaze.

Fire Information Officer Franklin Pemberton reported there is no estimate of containment or control on the fire.

Two air tankers, helicopters and hand crews are presently working on the fire. Bands of rain have been moving over the fire and it is burning on a steep down slope.

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The Type 3 Team that was working the Industrial fire in Mound House has been reassigned south to Coleville.

The Coleville fire was one of nine lightning fires burning Friday evening on the Sierra Front.

At least two fires were burning in the Double Springs and Leviathan Road area. There were also small fires burning on Kingsbury Grade.

Genoa firefighters also responded to an address on Genoa Meadows Circle where it was reported a lightning bolt knocked a hole in a roof at about 5:30 p.m.

No fire or injuries from the bolt were reported. Other area fires are nearly out.

Industrial fire in Mound House that began Wednesday is expected to be controlled today. Insignificant smoldering was seen on the fire Friday. Units patrolled and monitored the fire Friday.

The 11-fire Peterson Complex, north of Reno that started for a lightning storm Wednesday, is contained and crews will continue to mop-up and patrol.

The Highway fire, which started May 21 near Interstate 80 west of Reno, is being monitored and patrolled.

The public will continue to see some interior smokes and isolated flames as small islands of vegetation continue to smolder. Personnel will remain on-site to monitor this situation.