A fire at a recycling center off of North Virginia Street is under control. The blaze broke out near Stead Thursday evening.
Officials say the fire started in a stack of pallets, and spawned spot fires in nearby brush.
The fire could be seen from U.S. 395. Firefighters say the flames threatened six or seven of homes - coming within about 10 to 15 feet.
There were no reports of injuries. The cause is under investigation.