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Garson Fire west of Reno reaches 141 acres, now 70 percent contained

Garson Fire west of Reno reaches 125 acres, 10 percent containment. (Photo courtesy Reno Fire Department)

UPDATED: 5:15 p.m. 6/21/17

Crews responded Sunday to a brush fire that sparked near Boomtown west of Reno, according to fire officials.

The fire at Garson Road south of I-80 was first reported at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 18, and burned about 141 acres, according to Reno Fire Chief David Cochran.

Five to six homes were evacuated Sunday as a precaution, but no structures have been damaged and no injuries reported, said Officer Tim Broadway with the Reno Police Department. Officials said Sunday they would not ask residents in the Gold Ranch area to evacuate unless the fire becomes an immediate threat.

As of 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, crews have reached 70 percent containment, according to Cochran. Full containment is expected by Friday.

Crews on Sunday worked on structure protection on Quilici Ranch Road. Volunteers with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office are staged to help with evacuations as needed.

Truckee Meadows Fire, Nevada Division of Forestry and the Reno Fire Department responded with air resources. The Nevada National Guard provided a water tender, and multiple regional fire agencies assisted as well.

The Reno Fire Marshal has confirmed target shooting as the cause of the fire, according to Reno Police.

At one point, NV Energy reported more than 2,900 customers were without power in the west Reno area due the brush fire.

As of Monday morning, power has been restored to all customers, according to the utility's outage site.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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