PHOTOS: The first big wildfire broke out in the hills above Topaz Ranch Estates on Wednesday afternoon.
The 800-acre Canyon Fire was first reported at about 1:45 p.m. by multiple residents.
The fire was burning in Minnehaha Canyon near Sandstone Drive. The National Interagency Coordination Center reported the fire was 800 acres in it’s 4:30 a.m. roundup. There are 175 firefighters working on it including five handcrews and three helicopters. Fire officials report active fire behavior with isolated torching and uphill runs.
At least one home is threatened by the blaze, including habitat for sage grouse. Firefighters hope to have the blaze contained by Saturday.
So far the fire has cost $150,000 to fight.
The Canyon Fire is one of two-dozen uncontained large fires burning across the nation.
Gardnerville Record Courier
The Clark County Fire Department said two adults and three dogs were displaced after a house fire in the southeast valley on Wednesday.
CCFD said firefighters were called to the 3600 block of Scotwood Street, near East Twain Avenue and U.S. 95, about 12:09 p.m. Fire dispatch had received a report of a garage on fire with a possible occupant still inside.
When firefighters arrived, crews were able to determine there were no occupants inside and began dousing the flames. The fire was knocked down quickly, CCFD said.
A total of five engines, a truck, a rescue, the Air Resource unit, two battalion chiefs and one deputy fire chief responded to the scene, totaling in 30 personnel, according to fire officials.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. CCFD said damage costs have not been estimated.
No injuries were reported, according to fire officials.
KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada with the Canyon Fire burning in Douglas County.
The fire is burning in the Minnehaha Canyon in the Topaz Ranch Estates area in Douglas County, about 30 miles southeast of Carson City.
The BLM says 441-acre Canyon Fire was reported around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. They also say it's 40% contained and was started by target shooting. It's expected to be fully contained sometime this Saturday.
The East Fork Fire Protection District has told us that evacuations were lifted for residents east of Canyon Drive.
KTVN 2 News
The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) says crews quickly stopped a shed fire near Bobolink Circle in Cold Springs on Wednesday afternoon.
They said the shed was destroyed and the fire spread to brush.
They said it caused minor damage to the exterior of a house. TMFPD said there were no injuries.
They said it was caused by sparks from a resident using a power tool.
KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno