- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Fire investigators say a blaze on the west edge of Reno that threatened as many as 100 homes and destroyed two construction trailers started at a home construction site.

Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charlie Moore says the specific cause of the 60-acre fire remains under investigation but it ignited at the construction site south of U.S. Interstate 80 at about 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Moore says the flames flared up once overnight but the danger had passed and the fire was estimated to be 40 percent contained on Tuesday.

He says the fire burned several backyards but the only structures lost were the construction trailers. He says a handful of construction workers became trapped before gusty winds eventually blew the fire away from the roadway and the workers were able to drive away.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide