Tuesday, 7/25 5:30 p.m. update
Evacuations have been lifted for residents affected by the Preacher Fire in Douglas County. Pine Nut road Number 1 and Number 2 will remain closed to the public.
The lightning-caused blaze began early yesterday morning and has since burned 46-hundred acres southeast of Gardnerville.
The evacuation center at the Douglas Community and Senior Center is closed.
Officials estimate a full containment by Saturday.
FEMA has authorized a fire management grant to help battle the fire.