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Baccarat Fire expected to be fully contained at 10,520 acres

Baccarat Fire (Courtesy: John Linn)
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UPDATE as of 11:30 p.m. on Oct 7:

The Baccarat Fire is holding at 10,520 acres and is expected to be fully contained by Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE as of 3:30 p.m. on Oct 6:

Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue is reporting that the Baccarat fire has grown to 10,520 acres with 70% containment.

UPDATE as of 10 a.m. on Oct. 6:

The Baccarat Fire has grown to 10,500 acres with 40% containment, according to the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue.

UPDATE as of 9 p.m. on Oct. 5:

The Baccarat Fire north of Reno has burned 8,017 acres and is at 10% containment, according to the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue.

Red Rock Road is back open in both directions between Chuckwagon Road and Bobcat Hill Road, per TMFPD.

UPDATE as of 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 5:

Effective at 3 p.m., evacuations lifted with the exception of homes between Bird Springs Rd. and Chuckwagon Rd. Those residents can return tomorrow at 6 a.m.

UPDATE as of 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 5:

Red Rock Rd, between Chuckwagon Rd and Bobcat Hill Rd, is closed in both directions.

UPDATE as of 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 5:

Officials say the fire has burned an estimated 8,000 acres. Authorities are hopeful that aerial attack throughout the day will help them get a handle on the fire. There is no containment.

UPDATE as of 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 5:

Evacuations are in place for the following areas:

  • North Red Rock Road
  • Argosy Road
  • Goldstone Road
  • Columbia Hill
  • Chuckwagon Road

Residents in the following areas are urged to stay vigilant and should be prepared to evacuate:

  • South of Bird Springs Road
  • North of American Flat
  • West of Red Rock Road

An evacuation center has been set up at the Senior Center at 1155 East Ninth Street in Reno. All livestock can be taken to the Livestock Events Center at 1350 North Wells Avenue.

UPDATE as of 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 5:

Officials say the Baccarat Fire grew to about 1,400 acres overnight. As of Monday morning about 75-100 structures are threatened. Early-morning evacuations are underway for roughly 75 homes.


Multiple agencies are responding to a brush fire just north of Reno.

According to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, the Baccarat, which is burning in the Petersen Mountain Range is estimated to be about 1,400 acres as of Monday morning.

Authorities say the fire broke out just before 6 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

First responders are urging residents in the area between Argosy Rd. and Columbia Hill Rd. to be prepared for possible evacuations should the fire move towards homes.

The public is asked to avoid the area to ensure firefighters can stop forward progress.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Evacuations are in place for about 75 structures and there is no containment.

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