South Reno fire sparked by construction equipment

A vegetation fire burns near Kinney Lane in Reno, Nev. on Aug. 1, 2022.
A vegetation fire burns near Kinney Lane in Reno, Nev. on Aug. 1, 2022.(KOLO)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 4:23 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:34 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - AUGUST 2 UPDATE: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue has determined that the Kinney Fire was started by sparks from a piece of construction equipment. The agency discovered that workers were cutting pavers with a power saw, which led to sparks igniting nearby vegetation.

Truckee Meadows Fire says that the fire was officially mapped at just over 17 acres. No structures were damaged other than sections of wood fences.

5:00 P.M. UPDATE: Firefighters have stopped the fire’s forward progress at an estimated 10-12 acres. No structures were damaged.

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue says crews faced winds of about 15 mph as they worked to stop the fire, which jumped steamboat ditch in multiple spots.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue responded to a vegetation fire in south Reno Monday afternoon. The fire was reported around 3:10 p.m. in the area of Kinney Lane near Lakeside Drive.

Air attack was called in to help stop the fire’s advance.

No information has been released on whether any structures are damaged or if any evacuations will be ordered.

Check back for more information on this developing story.

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