August 28, 2014
City of Reno officials report progress has been made on the Plateau Fire, and firefighters are optimistic.
At this rate of progress, a 70% full containment on the fire should be expected on Monday.
Firefighting operations yesterday and overnight were successful. Minimal fire activity was observed this morning and there is no visible flame or smoke at this time. Mop up will continue today with a focus on maintaining containment during the Red Flag conditions expected this afternoon. No structures have been reported damaged and there are no evacuations in effect.
Agencies have formed a Unified Command, including City of Reno, Sierra Fire Protection District, US Forestry Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office performing the law enforcement work associated with the fire.
The origin of the fire is now under investigation. The first call to dispatch on this fire came at 10:46 a.m. Saturday.
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