Small Brush Fire Now Put Out By Fire Crews


A small brush fire broke out this afternoon in the Peavine Mountain area, according to Truckee Meadows Fire Protection.

Chief Tim Leighton with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection tells News 4 that the fire was less than a quarter acre and three units were on scene and quickly knocked out the fire. They are currently in the process of mopping up the scene.

Leighton also stated that no homes or structures were treatened and that the small fire was in the middle of the brush.
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- According to a spokesperson with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, there is a small brush fire near the Sierra Safari Zoo at 10200 North Virginia St.

The fire was just called in by BLM recently, and fire crews with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District are on-scene, according to Jenny Wilson with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The fire is not related to the prescribed burns that the Forest Service is doing near Verdi today and tomorrow.