Small brush fire extinguished along Pyramid Highway

Photo courtesy KOLO viewer Emily Loftus
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - A construction crew started a fire along Pyramid Highway Tuesday, according to Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

The fire was reported about 11:30AM July 10, 2018 in the hills near the Summit Christian Church, just below a water tank. It grew to about a quarter acre before being doused.

TMFPD spokesman Adam Mayberry tells KOLO 8 News Now construction workers were using a grinding wheel, and sparks went into cheat grass. They had an extinguisher and shovels, but the fire went too fast for them to catch it.

Photo courtesy KOLO viewer Emily Loftus