PLEASANT VALLEY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Firefighters were mopping up after a brush fire broke out on Tuesday off Interstate 580 in the Pleasant Valley area.
The fire scorched about 16 acres near the Galena Creek Bridge, but no structures were threatened, according to Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Chief Charles Moore.
Tuesday evening, TMFPD reported the fire had burned about 40 acres, but that figure was reduced the next day.
The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reported that the fire was declared 100 percent contained at about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Moore said the flames were mostly on U.S. Forest Service land. Crews remained on scene overnight to monitor the fire, according to officials.
TMFPD said command for the fire was transitioned over to the Nevada Division of Forestry and Forest Service at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Dispatchers with the Nevada Highway Patrol said the southbound side of I-580 was reduced to one lane while crews tackled the flames. All affected lanes have since reopened.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.