Crews contain small brush fire in northwest Reno

June 25, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire crews have contained a small brush fire in northwest Reno.

Authorities say the fire burned about 5 acres (2 hectares) Tuesday before crews stopped the progress at the former Northgate Golf Course east of the Somersett development.

There’ve been no reports of any injuries or structure damage since the flames were first reported at about noon.

Investigators told KOLO-TV the fire apparently was started by members of a work crew who were using a grinder on a gate and called 911 when they couldn’t extinguish the flames in windy conditions.

It prompted the nearby Reno Nevada Temple to close on Beaumont Parkway the rest of the day.

The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for nearly the entire state through Thursday night due to gusty winds and low humidity expected to raise wildfire threats.

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