6:30 pm A lightning bolt hit the hillside overlooking the Indian Colony in Southwest Carson City early Friday evening. It was a pretty good hit because it caused a very visible fire. A neighbor down below near the intersection of Boyle and Wialaki grabbed a bucket of water, walked up the side of the hill and doused most of the flames. Carson City Fire Fighters joined in and some spotty rainfall helped finished off the rest.
But neighbors in the area should not let their guard down. With so much dry brush, a hiding spark could erupt and cause an encore.