Garson Fire West Of Reno Ten Percent Contained, 125 Acres Burned

Jun 18, 2017

Monday 9:45 a.m. update:

Reno Fire Battalion Chief Mark Winkelman says that not much has changed on the scene of the Garson fire from Sunday evening. The fire remains 10 percent contained and crews are still determining the fire's acreage. For now, he says they are continuing to report that the fire has burned roughly 125 acres.

Winkelman says that about 200 personnel were fighting the fire last night and there will be about 150 working on it later today and into tomorrow. 

The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures and isolated to scattered thunderstorms Monday, along with strong winds and lightning. Heavy rain may be possible. 

Sunday 8:45 p.m. update:

A fire that sparked at around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Verdi has now burned approximately 125 acres. News 4-Fox 11 is reporting that the fire was ten percent contained as of 6:30 p.m., and no injuries have been reported.

Evacuations were ordered on 5-6 homes as a precaution, but no structures have been threatened. According to the Reno Police Department, target shooting is the cause of the blaze.

NV Energy reported earlier that 2,900 people in West Reno were without power. According to their outage map, there are no customers without power in northern Nevada.

Several agencies are on scene, including the Bureau of Land Management and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. The Reno Fire Department has taken command of the incident.

Officials are urging all people to avoid the area until conditions improve.