Backyard Fire Causes Anxious Moments

With Friday

Reno Firefighters Mop Up Blaze at 1655 Sage Hen Drive in Panther Valley

RENO, NV - With Friday's fire storm not yet a memory, the report of a fire sent Reno firefighters racing to Panther Valley Tuesday afternoon.

"The wind was fairly strong at the station," says Battlion Chief Todd Keckley, "so I upgraded it."

As it turned out it was a backyard fire, burning in a heavy growth of grass and weeds, perhaps started by kids. Firefighters kept it to a quarter acre. Damage was limited to a shed.

It could have been much worse. There were a number of nearby homes and plenty of fuel, but fortunately no wind.

Yet another reminder that the fire season is never over.

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