Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Wind & Fire: Not a Good Mix

There's been a substantial brush/structure fire here in Fernley about 1 km east of our house, on the other side of the railroad tracks. Multiple alarms, with mutual support called in from surrounding districts. From the radio traffic, it appears to have been a permitted controlled burn that got out of control. Given that there were high wind warnings up for quite a while and that the wind was whipping around pretty badly this afternoon, I'm amazed that anyone through it was safe to do any burning at all. The first units are still on scene and the fire command has not yet been terminated as I write this, but it sounds like things are mostly under control now. I hope nobody was hurt.

The biggest takeaway I have from this fire was the North Lyon County crew on the scene calling to dispatch and saying anxiously, "We need more people!"
Tags: fernely, fire

  • Leg 1 Purchased

    Today I purchased the the first leg of our around-the-country Worldcon train trip: Emeryville to Chicago on the California Zephyr. I wanted to use…

  • A Method to the Madness

    A bit more experimentation with the Amtrak web site shows that they do indeed have a semi-blackout on certain dates around Christmas and New Year's…

  • Amtrak Point Madness

    A couple of days ago, I noticed that what I interpreted to be a bug in the Amtrak Guest Rewards system had disappeared and the trip from New Orleans…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.