Washoe fire contained, evacuations lifted
January 21, 2012
Firefighters have contained the Washoe Drive fire and lifted all evacuations. Firefighters will continue to mop up the fire and the Reno Fire Department will take full command of the blaze at 3 p.m. today.
Highway 395 reopened through Washoe Valley last night, but motorists are asked to watch out for fire crews and apparatus, which are still mopping up around structures and patrolling the area.
Heavy rain that fell last night aided the effort to bring the fire to heel.