Wildfire Near Reno 10% Contained After Charring 3,500 Acres
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wildfire northwest of Reno has burned nearly 5 ½ square miles of grass and brush as of Sunday with only 10% containment, but some of the evacuation restrictions have been lifted.
About 400 people were evacuated by Saturday evening by the Poeville Fire that destroyed at least eight structures including a few homes and some outbuildings. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District officials say the blaze is burning on the east side of Peavine Mountain and its cause remains under investigation.
Washoe County Sheriff's officials say evacuation restrictions were lifted at noon Sunday for the Horizon Hills area in the North Valleys of Reno. Evacuation orders remain in effect for residences in Raleigh Heights and other areas.