Reno Fire Officials: Shooter Started Lockwood Fire

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SPARKS, NV - Fire crews are getting a handle on the Lockwood Fire, at one point called the Granite Fire, burning in the hills east of Sparks, near I-80.

The Reno Fire Department tells us it was started by a shooter. They also say crews are now mopping up. They expect to finish around midday Thursday.

Fire officials aren't sure exactly how much of the fire is contained.

The fire has burned about 2500 acres.

There is no current threat to structures, including those in east Sparks and the Spanish Springs area.

The fire broke out at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Strike teams and hand crews continued the work through the night, with additional hand crews and engines helping out Thursday morning.

Firefighters want to remind residents to please remember to prepare for wildfires by preparing a family plan and an evacuation kit.

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