Farad Fire fully contained; 747 acres burned

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FARAD, Calif. (KOLO) - The US Forest Service says the Farad Fire burning near Farad and Mystic, California, southwest of Reno between Verdi and Floriston, is 100 percent contained after burning 747 acres.

Friday, crews did mop-up of fire. Some crews were released to help on other fires.

Saturday, two hand crews are completing mop-up and helicopters are
taking equipment from remote areas.

Power pole replacement may cause brief slowdowns on Interstate 80 adjacent to the fire.

The fire burned on the west side of I-80. Heavy smoke could be seen from much of northern Nevada and on many of the AlertTahoe cameras.

There is no word yet what caused the fire, which started July 10, 2017.

Photo courtesy AlertTahoe Peavine camera