Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire on I-80 westbound at Robb Drive

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The Reno Fire Department responded to a brush fire between Robb Drive and Sharlands Avenue near I-80 just before 6 p.m. this evening.

According to RFD Battalion Chief Mike Pilcher, the full containment of the nearly four-acre fire, was achieved at approximately 7 p.m. on September 25.

Sharlands Terrace Apartments and the Silver Creek complex were threatened.

Residents in the area are advised that they could see smoke until early morning. Crews will monitor the affected area throughout the night and through tomorrow until deemed safe.

No structures were damaged, and there were no injuries reported.

A single westbound lane on I-80 is closed at this time.

Two power poles were damaged, and NV Energy are assessing electrical supply at the moment.

Two suspects were reportedly seen fleeing the area.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Reno Fire Prevention Bureau at (775)334-3099.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.









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