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All Roads Open; Wildfire North Of Reno 30 Percent Contained

RENO, Nev. (AP) — All roads are open and some evacuation orders have been lifted but dozens of homes continue to be threatened by a wildfire burning about 30 miles north of Reno near Pyramid Lake.

 

More than 300 firefighters are battling the Perry Fire between Palomino Valley and the lake. The blaze was estimated Tuesday morning to be about 30 percent contained.

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State Route 446 was reopened early Tuesday between the Pyramid Highway and Nixon.

 

One vehicle has burned but no homes have been damaged or injuries reported.

 

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The fire has burned about 68 square miles (176 sq. kilometers) since it started Friday evening.

 

Crews are battling temperatures expected to approach triple digits Tuesday afternoon as well as thick smoke from multiple fires burning in the region that has trigged air quality alerts in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.