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WEATHER IN CARSON CITY


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Motorcycle hit by a car at Woodside and Desatoya

6:27pm –  A motorcyclist was hit pretty hard by a vehicle at Woodside and Desatoya.  The motorcycle rider was up and walking around but is bleeding pretty bad from his left hand.  He quickly took off running leaving his motorcycle behind.

6:30pm Reports from the scene say the motorcyclist appeared to be drunk and fled the scene.  He was described as a white male with black hair and wearing casual clothing.  Deputies can probably track him down by his license plate number, even though it’s an expired plate.

Busy morning for firefighters – stabbing at a prison and a building fire at the airport

Carson City Firefighters were dispatched to the Warm Springs Prison mid-morning on a report of an inmate being stabbed by another inmate.  The victim suffered multiple stab wounds.  Care Flight landed and picked up the victim and rushed him to Renown in Reno.  No word on his condition.

Inmate with multiple stab wounds is loaded aboard a Care Flight air ambulance at Warms Springs Prison

Then later in the morning a fire broke out inside a Carson City Airport storage building.  A tall, black column of smoke rose up high in the sky directly north of the Airport Fire Station….so firefighters had a quick jump on it, but it appeared that a lot of damage to the building and its contents may have happened anyway.  No injuries reported.  No cause yet released.

Care Flight lifts-off bound for Renown in Reno.

Then within minutes a fire broke out at the Carson-Tahoe Airport. A storage building immediately north of the Airport Fire Station began releasing a tall black column of smoke as the contents of a rented building went up in flame. Firefighters quickly shot a lot of water onto the fire and it was out within 15 minutes. Damage to the building and contents was considerable. No cause yet determined.

West side of the burning building. Just earlier dark black smoke was sent high in the air over the airport.

Firefighters wrapping their quick assault on the blaze. Cause of the fire not released yet.

Stabbing at Warm Springs Prison

9:30pm – An inmate stabbing has occurred at Warm Springs Prison.  Reports say an inmate at the prison has suffered multiple stab wounds.  Law Enforcement and paramedics are enroute.  Care Flight has been activated.  A Care Flight Air Ambulance will be in the air in few minutes and will be on scene at Warm Springs in about 15 minutes.

Another Big Carson City Landfill Smoke Signal!

Spontaneous combustion  probably caused a fire at the Carson City Landfill Wednesday.  Many CC Firefighters converged on the blaze which had a considerable head start.

The fire burned hot, fanned by afternoon breezes.

Multi-Fire Engine attack. Carson City water tanker (left) putting out fire as it climbed the disposal pile.

Bulldozer driver separates out partially burned part of the pile.

Dump fires can smolder and wander underground for weeks, suddenly erupting above ground.

When you see only smoke you know you’re making progress.

The fire at the Carson City Landfill off Flint Road seemed to erupt out of nowhere. The fire spread quickly, mainly from the center of the trash pile…outward. A CC Fire-Rescue crew read the wind direction and positioned themselves on a hill above the fire and rained a lot of water down onto the burning trash. Another engine carrying primarily water attacked the fire from the southwest and proceeded to drown the fire further.

It was yet another in a sequence of fires over recent years that have kept firefighters busy. Spontaneous combustion used to be a top fire starter but today fire investigators say that disposed rechargeable batteries – especially discarded high-output lithium ion batteries – are more and more the cause of the fires.

Firefighters ask all Carson City residents to please dispose worn-out lithium-ion batteries the right way. Find a battery recycling facility and leave them there so they can be properly handled. Otherwise we’re going to see more and more of these “from out of nowhere” fires erupt at the Carson City Landfill and at other locations where the batteries can cause “thermal mischief” resulting in rather large bonfires.

Roll-over pickup accident in Washoe Valley

2:20pm  Report of a white pick up running off I-580 about midway down.  The driver lost control, left the highway and rolled upside down in the lake.  Both occupants managed to get out of the vehicle and are out and talking with NHP.  Watch for emergency responders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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