December 18, 2014
Nevada Highway Patrol closed Highway 95 shortly after 4PM Wednesday, due to the Virginia fires resurgence. The fireline has hopped the highway, halfway between silver Springs, and Fernley High School. A two mile section of 95 has been closed, while crews battle the blaze.
The Fernley Racetrack is the major structure threatened by this fire, as of Wednesday evening. The fire has consumed at least 400 acres, and crews are fighting against wind caused re-starts along the front.
Heavy air tankers have been diverted from the Linehan Complex Fire, to battle this blaze.