Update on Fire in Douglas County

The fire burning in south Douglas County, now called the Carter Springs Fire, has grown to approximately 200 acres and is 0% contained at this time.

Hand crews have been successful thus far in keeping the fire on the east side of US Hwy 395, while the main firefighting effort is still being made via water drops from helicopter.

A joint command was established between East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to manage the incident.

Approximately 300 firefighters are engaged in the firefighting effort; agencies include: East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts, Tahoe-Douglas Fire District, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, Carson City Fire Dept, Lyon County Fire Dept, and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.