Evans Creek Fire in southwest Reno fully contained

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A brush fire burning in southwest Reno is now fully contained.

The Evans Creek Fire started around 2AM Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Evans Canyon about two miles from the Ballardini Ranch Trailhead.

The U.S. Forest Service says the 25-acre fire is believed to be human-caused and is under investigation.

Firefighters had to hike to the fire. It is burning in grass, brush and timber. Resources on the scene include two hand crews, seven engines, one water tender, one helicopter, and various overhead.

“We really want to thank all the cooperators who are assisting with suppression efforts,” said Paul Washam, Incident Commander. “They include Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Story County Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Washoe County Sherriff’s Office, and Reno Police Department.”

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