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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Poeville, Reno area
  • State: NV
  • Lead Agency: TMFX
  • Size (acres): 3,010
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 2, 2020
  • Personnel: 132
  • Structures Destroyed: 11

Poeville Road, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Twelve miles northwest of Reno, NV. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.

July 2, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Containment is at 95% and fire suppression repair is in full swing. The acreage burned has not increased in several days. As of 0700hrs NV Team 3 transitioned the #poevillefire to a local type 4 organization. The Team would like to thank @GreatBasinCC @TMFPD @RenoFireDept @HumboldtToiyabe @NWSReno @blmnv @mindendispatch @RedCrossNevada for their help and assistance during this incident

June 30, 2020 at 11:08 AM

There was minimal fire activity yesterday. Heat was found within the mountain mahogany shrub stands and crews continue to cool these areas.

Today’s weather forecast calls for warmer temperatures and little wind. Crews will continue looking for hot spots and potential problem areas as well as assessing the burned areas for damage impacts.

As fire suppression slows down and the repair of dozer and hand lines is starting, we have started releasing resources as they are no longer needed.

With the fire winding down and the smoke no longer visible, there is a tendency to believe there is no longer a threat. We would like to remind the public that the fire area is still full of many hidden dangers, including ashpits, rolling rocks, and burned vehicles. We are asking the public to please stay out of the area to allow the firefighters to do the job of suppression and repair.

Motorists are asked to be vigilant as firefighter vehicles and equipment travel down roadways. When encountering fire traffic please slow down, be patient, and drive safely.

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

June 30, 2020 at 7:38 AM

Overnight lower temperatures and higher relative humidity recovery aided fire crews in expanding control lines. Local, state, county, and federal fire crews saw minimal fire activity and very little growth yesterday. There was a small flare-up in late afternoon that fire crews were able to extinguish quickly.

Nevada Interagency Team 3, Brock Uhlig, Incident Commander, assumed management of the fire as of 8:00 p.m. yesterday.

June 28, 2020 at 12:55 PM

All evacuations have been lifted except Heindel Road and Myers Ave.

June 28, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Last night, firefighters continued fire suppression operations on the 3,500-acre Poeville Fire on the eastside of Peavine Mountain northwest of Reno, Nevada. The fire actively burned last night in brush and grass and is now 10 percent contained. Fire crews will continue to secure and increase containment lines today. Uhlig’s Nevada Interagency Team 3 is expected to take over command of the fire tomorrow.

Fire officials want to thank the public for adhering to evacuations orders yesterday, so that first responders could continue working in the area safely. For more evacuation information, please contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office or visit their Twitter page at https://twitter.com/WashoeSheriff.

North Virginia Street from Lemon Drive to Stead Boulevard remains closed.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect again today with a cold front passing through tonight with cooler temperatures expected Monday. West winds are gusting up to 30 miles per hour (mph) and could increase to 40 or 50 mph. The public should expect to experience smoke in the Reno-Sparks Metro Area and blowing dust.

June 28, 2020 at 8:28 AM

The fire is now an estimated 3500 acres and 10% contained. Evacuations remain in place today as a red flag warning is in effect with high winds forecasted throughout the day.

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Uhlig’s Nevada Interagency Team 3 will take over command of the fire tomorrow morning. The evacuation center remains open at 9th street and Wells Avenue and the Reno Livestock Events Center is taking large animals.

Photo courtesy Truckee Meadows Fire&Rescue

June 27, 2020 at 9:00 PM

The Poeville Fire is burning in grass and brush on the eastside of Peavine Mountain northwest of Reno, Nevada. At 9 p.m., the fire was estimated at 1,500 acres and zero percent contained. Local, state, county, and federal firefighters are on scene.

The Poeville Fire is under investigation. Information on the number and type of structures lost is not available at this time. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is in unified command with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

Fire officials would like to remind the public that all drones are prohibited near the fire as it can halt air operations.

The Senior Center at 9th Street and Wells Avenue is the evacuation center that has been set up for the Poeville Fire. Evacuees need to remain in their cars for social distancing and American Red Cross of Nevada will assist them with water and resources. Reno livestock events center is taking evacuated large animals. The following neighborhoods have been evacuated at this time:

  • All Horizon Hills residences
  • All businesses north of Lemmon Drive and southwest of 395
  • Heindel Road, Myers Ave and Lunsford Drive
  • All of Raleigh Heights
  • Mobile home park west of Golden Valley
  • Beacon Drive
  • Crest Hill Road
  • Ruby Mountain Road