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Wildfire burns homes and forces evacuations near Gardnerville, Nev.

Photos by Cathleen Allison / AP

Firefighters battle a wildfire south of Gardnerville, Nev. On May 22, 2012. The fast-moving blaze near the Nevada-California line destroyed at least two homes on Tuesday as it forced evacuations and sent up huge plumes of black smoke, witnesses said.

Firefighters battle a wildfire south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday.

The Record-Courier reports:

Firefighters are battling a wildfire that is threatening more than 100 homes in the southern Douglas County Community of Topaz Ranch Estates.

The fire was reported at 1:39 p.m. as burning in heavy fuel between homes. Structures were confirmed burning.

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