Linehan Road residents allowed home |

Linehan Road residents allowed home

Jarid Shipley
Appeal Staff Writer
Cathleen Allison/Nevada AppealBill Harris, with the Lakeview Helitack crew from Lakeview, Ore., fights the Linehan fire at the top of Goni Canyon on Tuesday.

Residents living on Linehan Road can return home as of 12:30 p.m. because of progress made against the Linehan fire.

Capt. Jeff Page, of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, said that between 150 and 200 households were affected. Fifteen families went to the shelter set up at Dayton High School.

The announcement came just hours after residents on Goni Road in northeast Carson City were allowed back into the area. Officials held off on recinding the Linehan Road evacuation because they feared hot spots near the road could spark additional fires near homes.

Bureau of Land Management Public Information Officer Karla Norris said the fire advanced north overnight prompting concerns about Gold Hill and Silver City. Norris said the addition of hand crews and cooperative weather is aiding the battle.

Crews are working to keep the fire south of East Lake Boulevard, west of Goni Road and stopping its climb up McClellan Peak, Norris said.

The National Weather Service in Reno is predicting localized rain showers in the area by early afternoon accompanied by 15-20 mph wind gusts. With the potential for heavy, showers in some areas.

The weather service is cautioning that flash flood advisories may be issues later this afternoon.

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