Garson Fire 90% contained after growing to 141 acres

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VERDI, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Garson Fire is 90% contained as of 5PM June 23, 2017, according to the Reno Fire Department. Its acreage remains at 141. There is no new goal for full containment.

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 a fire Sunday 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 Sunday.

Barbara submitted this photograph of a brush fire near Boomtown. She said She said is the view from Del Webb Sierra Canyon

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