Garson Fire 95% contained

The Garson Fire grows to 150 acres.
The Garson Fire grows to 150 acres.(Jim Hong)
Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 5:10 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2021 at 6:43 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - JULY 14, 6:40 P.M. containment on the Garson Fire south of the Mogul exit on Interstate 80 has reached 95 percent.

“One hand crew will remain on scene to patrol and monitor for any hotspots,” the U.S. Forest Service said.

JULY 13, 9:30 P.M. Firefighters continue to make progress on the Garson Fire burning above the Quilici Ranch near Boomtown. It is now 85 percent contained. According to U.S. Forest Service officials, firefighters will continue to hold and improve containment lines through the night and extinguish any hot spots found inside the perimeter.

JULY 13, 10 A.M. The Garson Fire is now 75 percent contained, officials said Tuesday.

The size remains the same at 67 acres. The cause is still under investigation.

JULY 12, 6:35 P.M. Official mapping now puts the Garson Fire at 67 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters have made progress keeping the flames at bay, with containment now at 50 percent.

JULY 12: The U.S. Forest Service reports that the Garson Fire has grown to 150 acres with 10 percent containment. Firefighters remain on scene and there may be smoke visible, so they ask that you not call 911.

JULY 11, 6:20 P.M. The Garson Fire is now estimated to be 25 acres and has a moderate rate of spread in sagebrush and grass and in some timber.

Hand crews are making their way to the flames. Nine aircraft are attacking it, including heavy helicopters and single-engine air tankers.

It is on U.S. Forest Service land and the Forest Service reports it is human-caused.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said search and rescue is ready to conduct evacuations if called upon.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews are responding to a brushfire in the mountains south of the Mogul exit from Interstate 80.

It is about 60 acres and was reported about 4:51 p.m., according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue put it at 12 acres.

The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center originally called it the Mario Fire but now called it the Garson Fire.

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue said it is burning above the Quilici Ranch.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is sending RAVEN helicopter to assist in the Garson Fire.

It reports the fire is moving rapidly. The sheriff’s office asks people to stay away from the scene to allow emergency vehicles to have free access.

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An Alert Tahoe image of the Garson Fire.
An Alert Tahoe image of the Garson Fire.(Alert Tahoe)