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Prison Hill Fire reported to be 90% contained

Daniel Fazzari submitted this photo o a helicopter bringing water to the Prison Hill fire in...
Daniel Fazzari submitted this photo o a helicopter bringing water to the Prison Hill fire in Carson City.(Daniel Fazzari)
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 5:11 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2021 at 5:07 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - SUNDAY UPDATE: The Carson City Fire Department reported Sunday that the Prison Hill Fire east of Carson City remained at 171 acres but containment reached 90 percent.

The goal was to have it fully contained by the end of Sunday.

Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch listed the Brunswick Fire at 37 acres.

SATURDAY 12:30 P.M. UPDATE: The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports the Prison Hill Fire is 171 acres.

SATURDAY 9 A.M. UPDATE: The Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch Center has revised the size of the Prison Hill Fire down to 200 acres.

The Brunswick Fire is now 37 acres.

There are no updates on road closures.

FRIDAY 10:25 P.M. UPDATE: The Prison Hill Fire near Carson City is now 600 acres, the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports.

FRIDAY 9:45 P.M. UPDATE: The Prison Hill Fire is 15 percent contained and 200 acres, the Carson City Fire Department reported.

Carson River Road and Fairview Drive are open to residents only.

FRIDAY 9:10 P.M. UPDATE. The Brunswick Fire is listed as 20 acres by the Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch. There’s no containment given

FRIDAY 7:50 P.M. UPDATE: As of 7:35 p.m., the Prison Hill Fire was 20 percent contained, the Carson City Fire Department reported.

Fairview Drive is now open to residents but Carson River Road remains closed.

The fire’s growth has been on the east side of the hill. Air support and ground crews were able to reach the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY: Crews responded to two fires in Carson City on Friday afternoon, the Brunswick Fire and the Prison Hill Fire.

The Carson City Fire Department reports roads are closed because of the Prison Hill Fire.

Fairview Drive is closed between Fifth Street and the Nevada National Guard facility. Carson River Road is closed between Fifth Street and Prison Hill Road.

No structures are threatened, the fire department reported.

Both fires started around 5 p.m.

Sierra Front reports the Prison Hill fire is 3 acres to 5 acres. The Brunswick fire is about one-tenth of an acre.

There is no cause listed, but there have been lightning strikes in the area.

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