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Waterfall fire information

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports


A town hall meeting has been set for 9 a.m. today at the Carson City Community Center to brief residents on the Waterfall fire. Officials from the Carson City Fire Department, Nevada Division of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service will be on hand. The community center is at 851 E. William St. Call 887-2100.


Residents can now return to normal water restrictions. Carson City’s water supply has not been contaminated.

Firefighting Objectives

1) Protect life and property.

2) Keep the fire east of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

3) Continue rehabilitation program.

Resource advisers are determining what needs to be done to begin restoring the ecosystem to a healthy state.


Residents have been allowed back into their homes. Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park backcountry is still closed.

Evacuation Centers

Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, will close today.

Galena High School off the Mount Rose Highway closed Saturday.

Services to fire victims will continue at Carson High School.

Cost to fight

$2.5 million

First reported

2:57 a.m. Wednesday


1,000 residences, 75 commercial buildings and 100 outbuildings, Timberline and Lakeview areas of west Carson City, major power lines to Lake Tahoe, Carson City’s water system, timber, wildlife habitat and Comstock-era historic resources.

Agencies on scene

Reno Fire, Storey County Fire, Carson City Fire, Carson City Sheriff, Douglas County Fire, Lyon County Fire, Lake Tahoe Fire Districts, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nevada Office of Emergency Management, Sierra Pacific Power, Nevada Air National Guard, Carson City Utilities Department, Red Cross, Carson City School District, Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada Air National Guard and the Nevada Highway Patrol.


Today expect partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms with a high of 91 and a low of 64. There is a 30 percent chance of rain with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph.