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Pinehaven Fire is 100 percent contained

RFD will continue to patrol the area to keep an eye out for any smoke or hot spots

Post Date:11/17/2020 4:53 PM

 Evacuation Info

Residents in fire-affected areas needing assistance can call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-73327677).

 

Last updated:Trao đổi tuyệt đối          11/20/2020 5:30 PM

Important Information:

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiThe Reno Fire Department (RFD) reports that the Pinehaven Fire is 100 percent contained as of November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiAll suppression and overhaul activities have ceased, and all out-of-area resources have been released. RFD will continue to patrol the area to keep an eye out for any smoke or hot spots that may become visible as the area dries out from recent rains.

As of November 19, RFD is requesting information that may help them with the investigation of the Pinehaven Fire.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiOn Tuesday, November 17, at approximately 1 p.m., a fire started on the hillside just south of Pinehaven Road and Sierra Pine Drive. Five homes were destroyed, three homes were heavily damaged, and 21 homes suffered minor damage from the fire.

A regional fire investigation team has finished processing the hillside and has determined the area of origin.

RFD is asking anyone who witnessed activity in the above area on November 17 between the times of 12 p.m. (Noon) and 1 p.m. to contact them at 775-334-2300.

All roads that were previously closed due to the Pinehaven Fire have been reopened, and evacuation orders have been lifted. Police and fire are asking that non-residents please stay away from the affected areas. The Reno Police Department (RPD) will continue to patrol the area.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiWatch: - November 18, 2020

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiBurned acreage has been mapped at 512 acres:

Map showing burn area of Pinehaven Fire

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiThe evacuation center at the Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 E. 9th St. in Reno closed as of 10:15 p.m. on November 17. Residents in fire-affected areas needing assistance can call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-73327677). 

Earlier information:

The Reno Fire Department (RFD) is continuing mop up and structure assessments. 

RFD is hoping to be at 100 percent containment by Friday, November 20. Wind gusts of up to 40 MPH are expected today, so it’s important for the public to know that things can change quickly. 

Cause is still under investigation. Investigators from RFD, NV Energy and the State Fire Marshal’s office will be working throughout the day to determine a cause as quickly as possible. 

RFD can say for sure that we have five lost structures. Approximately 15 additional damaged structures. That number may adjust throughout the day as we learn more. Actual burned acres still unknown, pending further assessment. 

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiTwo firefighters were injured during the fire, but they have since been treated and released. 

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiReno Fire was assisted by a number of regional partners through Mutual Aid, and we thank them profusely for their help and tireless work.

NV Energy reports that power has been restored for all customers who had their power shutoff yesterday due to the Pinehaven Fire.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiRoads are scheduled to be open by 2 p.m. on November 18. Time is tentative, and could change. Trying to keep emergency crews and residents safe as they transition back into the neighborhoods. Allowing people to walk in; main concern is vehicle traffic. Please don’t attempt to drive into the area until the roads are declared open.

The Reno Police Department (RPD) will continue to maintain a strong police presence in the neighborhood, and protect homes that have been evacuated. 

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiRFD is asking the public to call in if they see anything. If residents have an emergency, please call 911. For general information, Reno Direct (775-334-4636) will be available today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiReno Mayor Hillary Schieve has signed a Declaration of the Existence of a Local State of Emergency for the Pinehaven Fire.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiThe Pinehaven Fire () started shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17 near the intersection of Pinehaven Road and Sierra Pine Drive in Reno. This area is generally in southwest Reno, also known as the Caughlin Ranch area. 

General map of evacuation area (from November 17):

Google map showing perimeter of fire evacuation area

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