West Reno brush fire contained

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Fire crews have contained a brush fire in a ravine between Robb Drive and Sharlands Avenue in west Reno.

The fire burned sagebrush and cheat grass to the east and west. Sharlands Terrace Apartments and the Silver Creek complex were threatened.

No structures were damaged and there were no injuries to firefighters or residents. A single westbound lane on I-80 was closed for about two hours.

Two power poles were damaged, and NV Energy responded to assess electrical supply and safety. Intermittent power outages in the area may occur.

Residents in the area are advised that they could see smoke until early morning.

Flames were reported about 6PM September 25, 2018. The fire was contained about an hour later. The fire grew to about four acres, according to City of Reno spokesperson Matt Brown.

Three brush engines, three structure engines, one Battalion Chief and one Safety Officer responded, according to Reno Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Pilcher.

Truckee Meadows Fire assisted Reno Fire with the firefight.

Crews will monitor the burn area through Wednesday until deemed safe.

There is no word yet on a cause, but a Reno Fire battalion chief says two people were reportedly seen rushing from the area right after the fire started. No descriptions of those people have been released. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Reno Fire Prevention Bureau at 775-334-3099.