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Updates On Baccarat Fire North Of Reno

Oct 5, 2020

As of 11:25 a.m. on October 6, 2020, KUNR is no longer actively updating this page. For the latest updates on this fire, check the Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Twitter page.

11:25 a.m. | October 6, 2020

The Baccarat Fire north of Reno is 40 percent contained with an acreage of 10,500, according to Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue.

9:56 a.m. | October 6, 2020

Fire officials say the immediate threat to homes has passed and they are making progress against a wildfire north of Reno. 

No structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported so far from the Baccarat Fire burning north of Reno, near Cold Springs.

Evacuation orders have been lifted and Red Rock Road is now open.

Five aircraft and light winds were helpful to about 75 firefighters on the ground Monday. 

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue reports just over 8,000 acres have burned and the fire is ten percent contained.

8:57 p.m. | October 5, 2020

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is reporting that the Baccarat Fire north of Reno is 10 percent contained, and the acreage is mapped at just over 8,000 acres. Most evacuations were lifted Monday afternoon, while residents between Bird Springs Rd and Chuckwagon Road can return home Tuesday at 6 a.m., according to the agency. 

3:11 p.m. | October 5, 2020

Monday at 3 p.m., fire officials lifted evacuations for some residents near the Baccarat Fire, burning north of Reno in the Peterson Mountains near Cold Springs. The exception is for residents between Bird Springs Rd and Chuckwagon Road, who can return home Tuesday at 6 a.m.

People can still go to the Washoe County Senior Center at 1155 E. Ninth Street for evacuation assistance from the Red Cross.  The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is taking in large animals.

Adam Mayberry, spokesperson for Truckee Meadows Fire, reports the fire was spreading slowly, and at last report was about 8,000 acres. There are no reports of damage to structures.

Mild winds and five aircraft are helping local, state and federal crews fight the fire. Crews hope to have a handle on the fire by Monday night. Fire equipment is still operating in the area, so caution is advised and it's still quite dry.

Currently, emergency fire restrictions are in effect across all National Forest lands in California, and both sides of the Tahoe Basin in California and Nevada. Smoking and all recreational fires are prohibited.

9:55 a.m. | October 5, 2020

Fire officials are announcing evacuations for some residents in the path of the Baccarat Fire, burning north of Reno in the Peterson Mountains near Cold Springs. 

Truckee Meadows Fire is asking residents between Columbia Hill Road and Chuckwagon Road to leave the area.

People can go to the Washoe County Senior Center at 1155 E. Ninth Street for evacuation assistance from the Red Cross.

The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is taking in large animals.  

Adam Mayberry, spokesperson for Truckee Meadows Fire, reports the fire is spreading slowly, has grown to 8,000 acres, and is zero percent contained.

Very mild winds and air support are helping local, state, and federal crews fight the fire.

6:45 a.m. | October 5, 2020

Fire crews are busy battling the Baccarat Fire Monday morning. 

It's burning north of Reno in the Peterson Mountain Range near Cold Springs. The fire started Sunday and grew to 1,400 acres overnight.

Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charles Moore says 75 structures are threatened in the area. Evacuations are advisory for the west side of Red Rock Road, south of Rancho Haven to Columbia Hill Road. The 

Moore said air crews are being sent to the fire as the sun comes up. He is advising people to avoid the area and watch out for firefighters and equipment on the roads.