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North Fire fully contained at 6,882 acres

The North Fire sparked Sunday, August 2, 2020 near Hallelujah Junction.
The North Fire sparked Sunday, August 2, 2020 near Hallelujah Junction.(Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Twitter)
Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 3:55 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2020 at 12:03 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - AUG. 10, 12 P.M. The North Fire burning north of Hallelujah Junction is now fully contained, the Bureau of Land Management reported Monday.

The final acreage was 6,882 acres.

The fire started Aug. 2 about 4:25 p.m.

AUG. 8, 9:30 A.M. Crews will finish removing equipment & securing the fire area. Full containment is expected today. There are no evacuations or closures associated with the fire and Highway 395 is open & unaffected by the incident.

The North Fire burning 2 miles north of Hallelujah Junction is 95 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by the end of the day Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management reported.

The fire is 6,882 acres.

The BLM said crews will finish removing equipment and securing the burned area on Saturday.

The fire started Aug. 2 about 4:25 p.m.

North Fire perimeter from a Bureau of Land Management map.
North Fire perimeter from a Bureau of Land Management map.(BLM)

AUG. 5, 7:30 P.M. The North Fire in the Rancho Haven area is 70 percent contained at 6,882 acres, the Bureau of Land Management reported.

U.S. 395 remained open on Wednesday and was not affected by the fire.

The BLM expects it will be contained by Saturday.

It said the fire 2 miles north of Hallelujah Junction was human-caused.

AUG. 5, 4:50 A.M. The North Fire is now 40% contained and has burned 6,910 acres. Fire officials say it was caused by a vehicle, but have not yet released any additional information.

AUG. 3, 4:40 P.M. The North Fire is now 10 percent contained, according to fire officials.

AUG. 3, 2:40 P.M. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District says the North Fire is now estimated to be 6,593 acres and is 5 percent contained.

AUG. 3, 12:40 P.M. Traffic controls have been lifted on U.S. 395 and Red Rock Road in both directions, per Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

AUG. 3, 10:05 A.M. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District says evacuations have been lifted for Red Rock, Rancho Haven residents. Officials advise livestock and large animals should stay evacuated for the next 24 hours.

The fire is estimated to be 6,300 acres with no containment.

Communications Manager Adam Mayberry with TMFPD gave an update on the fire fight Monday morning:

AUG. 3, 8 A.M. UPDATE: Fire officials say the North Fire burning near Hallelujah Junction is at 3,000 acres and 0% containment.

Evacuations remain in effect and homes have been lost. Officials say they are concerned about the southern portion of the fire, which is putting off a lot of smoke.

TMFR is reminding the public that drones over an active incident are prohibited. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

AUG. 2, 5:40 P.M. UPDATE: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is calling for evacuations in the Rancho Haven area.

People who evacuate can go to the Washoe County Senior Center at 1001 E. Ninth St.

Large animals can be taken to the Reno Livestock Events Center.

AUG. 2, 5:15 P.M. UPDATE: The north end of Red Rock Road is being closed to keep traffic from turning into the fire area.

AUG. 2, 5 P.M. UPDATE: Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports there are three fires burning north of Hallelujah Junction.

The Shoe Tree fire was the first reported and it is listed as a tenth of an acre. The North Fire is 1,500 acres and the South Fire is 5 acres.

ORIGINAL STORY: A fire north of Hallelujah Junction has shut down U.S. 395 in both directions.

The Shoe Tree fire was reported at 2:49 p.m.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is helping close U.S. 395 until the California Highway Patrol can get on scene.

Southbound traffic is stopped at the north Red Rock Road junction with U.S. 395 and northbound traffic is closed at Hallelujah Junction.

Other details about the fire were not immediately available.

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This fire north of Hallelujah Junction,  captured on Alert Wildfire's CalFire camera, has closed U.S. 395
This fire north of Hallelujah Junction, captured on Alert Wildfire's CalFire camera, has closed U.S. 395(Alert Wildfire/CalFire)

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