VERDI, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Garson Fire is fully contained, according to the Reno Fire Department. Its acreage remains at 141. Containment was the goal by June 24, but almost daily flare-ups kept firefighters at the scene to the point where they were not comfortable declaring full containment, let alone control, until more than a week after the fire broke out.
Julie Brooks submitted this photograph of the Garson Fire.
A handful of homes in the Quilici Ranch Road area were threatened, Reno Police spokesman Tim Broadway said. The area has been reopened to residents who were evacuated.
NV Energy says power has been restored to homes and businesses after the fire in the Verdi area. About 3,000 customers were without power at one point during the firefight.
The fire is believed to have been started by target shooters, who remained at the scene, according to investigators.
“From a public safety standpoint, we want to get the message out to the community that they need to shoot in designated areas and carry shovels and water in case anything happens,” Broadway said.
The fire was fought by Reno Fire and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, plus the Nevada Division of Forestry and other agencies.
The fire on Garson Road was reported about 1PM June 18, 2017.