Verdi and Cold Springs residents advised to take precautions over Loyalton Fire

Published: Aug. 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Truckee Meadows Fire Rescue (TMFR) is advising that residents in Verdi on both sides of the state line and those in the Cold Springs area, keep a close eye on the Loyalton Fire.

TMFR officials say there is no immediate threat at this time, but conditions could change.

  • Make a To-Go-Kit with essentials such as prescription medications, important papers and other valuables.
  • Remove dry or dead vegetation from around your property.
  • Have plans for small and large animals. The Reno Livestock Events Center is available to shelter large animals.

The fire is burning around nine miles away from Verdi. Residents there tell KOLO 8 News Now they’re concerned and terrified if conditions change and the flames move toward Verdi.

“We’re discussing what to do and what to take, what’s important and what’s not so we can be ready because they could come knock in a couple of hours and say hey you have to evacuate, or we might get a week’s notice and pack up everything,” Brian Lampman, a four-year Verdi resident said.

TMFR has more information and resources regarding evacuation preparedness and wildfire education. For details on what emergency supplies you may need for a to-go kit, click here.

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