Firefighters Get a Handle on the Caughlin Fire

By: Staff
By: Staff
Authorities say at this time that the Caughlin Fire is 80 percent contained. Thirty-two homes have been confirmed uninhabitable.  4,500 homes have been saved by the efforts of the firefighters.

Home destroyed by Caughlin Ranch area fire at 2410 Pioneer Drive

Authorities say at this time that the Caughlin Fire is 80 percent contained. Thirty-two homes have been confirmed uninhabitable. 4,500 homes have been saved by the efforts of the firefighters.

Fifty will be working with 140 firefighters to work on hot sports and help assist in mop up areas. Residents will be allowed back into the neighborhood at Noon with proper identification.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. However, they have ruled out a homeless encampment, and teenagers who may have been in the area. Authorities believe that the cause may have been caused by arching from an NV Energy power line. This has not been confirmed but they are working with NV Energy to find out what happened.

Animal services is open at Longley Lane from now until 3pm today for those who checked in their animal at the shelters. For those with large animals the Reno Livestock Events Center will be opened until 6pm tonight.

For more information on the fire please call 211 or 337-5800 until 5pm tonight.

Local authorities have also given the OK for the postal service to deliver mail to most addresses.Carriers are out on the street now and will take with them yesterday's mail that couldn't be delivered.

Since the postal service is out attempting to deliver to the area residents are asked not to come to the post office to pick up their mail.

Updated information, including maps that will soon be available, is at http://reno.gov/caughlinfire

There is a tip line for after-fire recovery of homes: 775-745-5514 A Disaster Recovery Team, consisting of representatives of the Reno Fire Department, Reno Police Department, NV Energy, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, City of Reno Public Works, Washoe County and City of Reno building officials, and a Nevada Disaster representative will enter the areas affected by the fire.


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