Lockwood Fire Controlled; Crews Released

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Courtesy of Jim Roach

Courtesy of Jim Roach

SPARKS, NV - The Lockwood Fire burning east of Sparks is fully controlled and crews have left the scene, according to Sierra Front Fire Dispatch.

The fire, once referred to as the Granite Fire, broke out Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 80, behind Granite Construction. Wind quickly picked up it from a small blaze to 2400 acres. But low overnight wind and cool temperatures gave firefighters good conditions to put it out.

The Reno Fire Department tells us the fire was started by someone apparently target-shooting.

No buildings or other structures were damaged or were even in serious danger, according to firefighters.

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

Check out http://www.livingwithfire.com/ for additional help and tips, and stay tuned for further information.

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