Wildfire reported in Sun Valley

The Rowdy Fire is located in north Sun Valley.
The Rowdy Fire is located in north Sun Valley.(KOLO-TV)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 12:57 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 4:15 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE 4:10 P.M. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says it will not issue a citation to the shooter who sparked the Rowdy Fire north of Sun Valley.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the person was in an area where it is legal to shoot, they remained on scene, and called to report the fire.

Recreational shooters are asked to take precautions to avoid wildfires, including:

  • Bring water or a fire extinguisher
  • Choose locations with little vegetation, preferably dirt or gravel
  • Use soft targets, avoid steel core ammunition
  • Avoid shooting rocks, metal, pressurized containers, or exploding targets
  • Park your vehicle away from dry grass

ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews are responding to a brush fire in Sun Valley.


This is the view of a wildfire burning right now in Sun Valley near Chimney Drive. We will update as we get information.

Posted by KOLO 8 News Now on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

According to Sierra Front, the Rowdy Fire is burning near Chimney Drive. It is believed the fire has burned 10 acres. The area is mostly sage and grass.

Truckee Meadows Fire Rescue tweeted that the person who reported the fire said it was started by target shooting.

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