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Evacuation Zone Expanded For Fire Near Pyramid Lake

Authorities in northern Nevada have expanded the evacuation zone where a wildfire has burned about 66 square miles north of Reno near Pyramid Lake. 

A spokesman for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said Monday no structures have been damaged, but more than 130 people have left their homes because of the fire. 

Only eight people spent the night at a Red Cross shelter at the Ironwood Events Center in Palomino Valley north of Reno, but more than 300 displaced animals are being housed there, including livestock, horses and pets. 

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About a 12-mile stretch of State Route 446 along Pyramid Lake remains closed between the Pyramid Highway and Nixon. 

The fire was about 15 percent contained as of Monday afternoon.