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Statement as of 11:17 am PDT on September 29, 2016

Fire Weather Watch

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday morning
through Friday evening for gusty winds and low humidity for the
Lake Tahoe basin and extreme northwest Nevada...

* affected area... fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area and fire
zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Winds... southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Humidity... 15 to 20 percent in western Nevada and 20 to 25
percent in the Sierra.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first
responders can contain them.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation... such as yard work... target shooting... or
campfires. Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.Gov/Reno
for updates and livingwithfire.Info for preparedness tips.


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