Progress On Northern Nevada Fire After Temporary Evacuations
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress on a brush fire sparked by four target shooters near the California-Nevada border that temporarily forced some residents from their homes.
Reno Fire Department Chief Dave Cochran said Monday afternoon that the fire burning west of Reno and south of the town of Verdi had charred 125 acres.
Fire crews had it about 10 percent contained Monday. No injuries or structure damage was reported.
Cochran says about four or five nearby homes were evacuated after the fire broke out Sunday afternoon but residents were able to return Monday.
He says the fire was sparked by four target shooters who tried to extinguish it and then called 911.
Investigators are still determining if target shooting was allowed in the area and if the four people will face charges. Cochran says they've been cooperative.