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Fire That Threatened 100 Reno Homes Started At Building Site

RENO — 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.

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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.