12:15pm. A tall, thick column of smoke drifted up high in the air over Empire Ranch Golf Course early this afternoon. At first glance it looked like it might have been a house fire. But as it turned out the smoke was coming from an active golf course maintenance crew, cleaning out some ditches at the northwest corner of the facility.
Carson City Firefighters at an apartment fire over off Russell Way noticed the tall, thick column of smoke to the east but quickly learned over their radios that it was a control burn at Empire Ranch Golf Course.