Tankers Help Contain Fire South of Reno

Firefighters and tankers kept the fire at 120 acres


Two “10 Tanker” jets suppress the fast-moving Farm Rock Fire in South Reno on 7/21/2020. (Ryan C, YouTube)


RENO, Nev. (AP) — Strong winds caused a structure fire to spread into south Reno wildland, threatening more than 100 structures Tuesday and forcing some evacuations before it was brought under control.

Chief Charlie Moore of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District told the Reno Gazette Journal that tankers and air attack help curtail the blaze to about 120 acres (0.18 square miles or 0.46 square kilometers)

The cause of the fire was under investigation and Moore said he was unaware of any casualties or injuries.

The area remained under evacuation with authorities saying it will be at least six hours before people will be allowed back into the area.

The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada made overnight resources available at the Washoe County Senior Services Center.

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