RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a wind-driven wildfire destroyed or damaged a dozen homes and other buildings in southwest Reno before being stopped by firefighters.
Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said investigators on Wednesday would try to determine what started the fire Tuesday.
The fire grew to have a perimeter of 1,200 acres before crews stopped its forward progress but not all of that area was burned, Cochran said.
Evacuations of affected neighborhoods remained in place overnight. Officials said up to 500 homes were threatened. No deaths or injuries were reported.
Winds gusting over 50 mph drove the flames but later subsided and rain fell in the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday.