19 structures reported lost in Washoe Valley fire
A 3,460-acre fire burning in Washoe Valley claimed 22 homes and 17 outbuildings in the Franktown Road area.
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District says the fire was first reported at 1:38 a.m. on Friday, having started in the Little Valley/ Washoe Valley area. The fire is burning in the vicinity of Franktown Road., moving north toward Bowers Mansion and Joy Lake Road.
Commuters between Carson City and Reno were being rerouted through Virginia City due to the wildfire.
The cause is still under investigation. It is recommended that people in Washoe Valley, Galena and Montreaux prepare for possible evacuations. Pleasant Valley School was closed.
People in the area should be alert for possible evacuations.
An evacuation center has been established at Depoali Middle School, 9300 Wilbur May Parkway, Reno. As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that residents with large animals transport them to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center at 1350 N Wells Ave, Reno.
Carson City is opening an evacuation center at Fuji Park for people and large animals. Ranch San Rafael Park is also open for large animal evacuations.