Mustang Fire East of Reno Contained

By: STAFF
By: STAFF

On Friday night, fire crews put an end to the wind-driven fire that temporarily shut down Interstate-80, east of Reno.

Using more than a hundred firefighters on the ground and three water-dropping aircraft in the sky, crews eventually contained the grassfire in the Mustang area to 1,200 acres.

At one point, the smoke and the transportation of the firefighting equipment to the scene, forced the closure of Westbound I-80. The highway is running normally now, with lanes in both directions clear.

While no structures were ever in danger, the flames did damage some telephone lines that led to the big Wal-mart Distribution Center in Fernley,

Investigators say the fire was caused by people who were target shooting in the area.


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