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Waterfall fire information

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Today

A town hall meeting has been set for 9 a.m. today and Sunday 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.

Water

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.

Evacuations

Evacuations in Kings Canyon, Lakeview, Timberline, Silver Oak and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park backcountry.

Evacuation Centers

Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road,

and Galena High School off the Mount Rose Highway.

Cost to fight

$2.5 million

First reported

2:57 a.m. Wednesday

Threatened

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 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.

Saturday Forecast

Gusty westerly winds late in the afternoon, with low relative humidities. Temperatures slightly down, humidities slightly higher. Winds variable 5-8 mph then southwest 7-10 mph, with gusts 20-25 mph after 3 p.m.