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UPDATE: Brothel owner Dennis Hof's home among those destroyed in Northern Nevada wildfire

Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 14, 2016

LATEST: Brothel owner Dennis Hof says his home was destroyed after the Little Valley Fire. He sent out before and after pictures of his home:

Hof is the owner of the world-famous Love Ranch brothel in Pahrump where NBA star Lamar Odom reportedly overdosed last year. Hof is also running as a Libertarian for Assembly District 36.

UPDATE: Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a declaration of emergency in the Little Valley Fire Friday.

Washoe County had issued a proclamation earlier in the day declaring the existence of an emergency due to the fire, which has burned around 2,000 acres and burned at least 22 homes. It continues to threaten hundreds of homes in Washoe County.

The declaration states the fire has been exacerbated by existing drought conditions and extremely high winds.

According to the declaration, Washoe County is experiencing "significant economic impact" as a result of the fire.

No serious injuries have been reported in the fire, but four firefighters have been treated for smoke inhalation.


A major fire is burning in Northern Nevada that has closed the interstate between Carson City and Reno.

The fire is burning in Little Valley, according to KOLO-TV Channel 8.

Evacuations are currently underway in the area and several schools have been closed for the day.

Thousands of customers are also without power in the area according to NV Energy.

RELATED: Wildfire forces evacuations near Lake Tahoe

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection and Reno Fire Department are working the fire which started at about 2 a.m. Oct. 14.

So far, it has burned at least 750 acres.

The fire delayed the start of the special on Friday in Carson City.