Fast-growing fire north of Reno burns 1,500 acres

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2020-06-28 03:53:53

A fast-growing fire raging just north of Reno on Saturday night has burned multiple buildings and forced evacuations near the University of Nevada, Reno, according to fire officials.

RENO — A fast-growing fire raging just north of Reno on Saturday night has burned multiple buildings and forced evacuations near the University of Nevada, Reno, according to fire officials.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue called for evacuations in the area from Hoge Road south to Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, which is located just west of the university campus.

Fire officials called for evacuations in the north valley areas threatened by the fire earlier Saturday afternoon, and shut down several roads as the 250 fire personnel continued to battle the wildfire.

The blaze was sparked by a vehicle fire on Peavine Mountain, located just northwest of Reno, late Friday night, according to Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue.

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