Behind new apartments on Little Lane, northeast of the Post Office. CCFD photo.
A brush fire erupted Thursday night in a vacant field behind new apartments being built on Little Lane – just northeast of the Post Office.
Carson City Firefighters pulled up shortly after 9pm to see flames spreading fast across the brown dry brush. Firefighters threw a lot of water on the fire and soon had it under control. A little later they declared the fire out.
As for a cause, firefighters say the area is known to be a regular “out-of-the-way” camping area for transients and some homeless folks. Whatever belongings they had were probably incinerated. Firefighters say there was no one around when they pulled up to the fire.