Palomino Valley fire threatens homes, BLM corrals
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say a fast-moving wildfire north of Reno was threatening several homes and has brought a massive response from more than 60 firefighters.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the fire likely began at about 6:30 p.m. Monday in Palomino Valley near the Bureau of Land Management corrals for wild horses and burros.
Truckee Meadows Fire Department Chief Charles Moore says the blaze expanded to about 250 to 300 acres by 9:30 p.m.
He says about 10 structures were in the path of the fire, but the fire burned around the buildings and spread up a ridge.
The newspaper says that most firefighting has been through the air.
Crews operated late into Monday and were expected to continue Tuesday morning.
The fire's cause wasn't immediately known.