Long Valley Fire grows to estimated 2,400 acres, fully contained
Update: The Long Valley Fire, which started around 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 near Red Rock Road and Highway 395, is 100 percent contained Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, according to InciWeb.
Update Monday afternoon: The Long Valley Fire is 65 percent contained as of about 1:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, according to InciWeb.
Update about 8:50 a.m. Sunday: The Long Valley Fire near Red Rock is mapped at 2,438 acres Sunday morning, according to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, and is 50 percent contained. All evacuations have been lifted. Fire crews will be on site mopping up and securing the fire perimeter today. Air support is flying this morning.
Update 8:40 p.m. Saturday: The Long Valley Fire has grown to about 1,500 acres, and is 0 percent contained, according to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. It’s Still an active fire and 35 engine crews remain on scene along with additional hand crews.
Update 7:15 p.m. Saturday: according to Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, one primary structure and multiple outbuildings have been lost.
Update about 6:40 p.m. Saturday: according to BLM-Nevada, the Long Valley Fire is 0 percent contained, and is estimated at 400 acres with 40 structures threatened, zero lost.
North Red Rock Road is closed between from US 395 to Frontier Road.
A 300-acre fire near Red Rock Road and Highway 395 prompted evacuations on Rodeo Drive and structure protection in the Rancho Haven community in Nevada today, Saturday, Aug. 24, according to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.
As of about 5:30 p.m. Saturday there was no containment. It is dubbed the Long Valley Fire.
Those who live in the Red Rock area were urged to prepare for evacuations and if they feel unsafe, TMFPD encouraged them to leave.
The evacuation center is located at Cold Springs Middle School in 18235 Cody Ct. in Reno. Large animals could be taken to the Livestock Events Center, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.