UPDATE: Evacuations called for Rancho Haven community as 1500-acre fire burns north of Reno

UPDATE: Evacuations called for Rancho Haven community as 1500-acre fire burns north of Reno

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UPDATE 5:46 p.m.: Evacuations have been called for the Rancho Haven community. Residents can go to the Washoe County Senior Services Center at 1001 Ninth Street in Reno. Areas include: Arabian Way, Thoroughbred Circle, Rancho Drive, south of Shetland Circle.

ORIGINAL: Firefighters are responding to multiple fires, including one that’s 1,500 acres, off U.S. 395 north of Reno near the California border, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. 

The North Fire is the largest at 1,500 acres as of 3:25 p.m. Sunday while the South and Shoe Tree fires are listed at 5 acres each. 

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Shortly before 5 p.m., the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District announced that precautionary preparations were underway to open the Reno Livestock Events Center for large animal evacuations from the Rancho Haven community if the need arises. The O’Brien Middle School would be used for travel trailers and RVs.

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The fire impacted traffic on U.S. 395, closing it from State Route 70 to 15 miles south of Doyle in Lassen County, Calif., Caltrans reported. Drivers are advised to find alternate routes. 

Check back for updates as they become available.

Chelcey Adami is the visuals and breaking news editor at the Reno Gazette Journal. She can be reached at [email protected] and 831-277-8763. To support local journalism like this, please subscribe.

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