8:44 am | June 28, 2020
The Poeville fire burning on the east side of Peavine Mountain has grown to an estimated size of 3,500 acres, according to the latest update from the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Containment is 10 percent.
TMFPD reports that 8 structures have been lost. They are a combination of residential structures and dependencies.
Evacuations are still in effect. You can find all of those listings here and the evacuation center remains open at 9th Street and Wells Avenue in Reno at the senior center (1155 East 9th Street). The Reno Cattle Events Center is hosting large animals. Approximately 400 people have been evacuated, according to an early general estimate.
The Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest reports that a red flag warning remains in effect for Sunday, June 28 due to strong winds forecast throughout the day. Fire burns in grass and brush, and high winds are creating containment problems for firefighters. 250 staff remain on the scene.
11:36 pm | June 27, 2020
Public information officials from the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest have said the next update on the Poeville fire will be provided after 7 a.m. on Sunday. Additionally, TMFPD has asked evacuees not to return to their homes overnight. Fire crews will remain on scene until night.
9:28 pm | June 27, 2020
According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, there are more evacuations including all Horizon Hills residences, all businesses north of Lemmon Drive and southwest of 395, Heindel Road, Myers Ave and Lunsford Drive, Raleigh Heights, Park of Mobile homes west of Golden Valley, Beacon Drive, Crest Hill Road, and Ruby Mountain Road.
An InciWeb information page for the Poeville fire has been created here.
6:27 pm | June 27, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue has reported that the Poeville fire has consumed 1,500 acres.
TMFPD has added evacuations in the Hoge Road area, south of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, west of Virginia Street. Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputies have also been making evacuation announcements for Seneca, Kiowa, Blackfoot, Chippewa, Dakota, Haida Court, Sauk, Hopi Lane and Hopi Court, Mandan Way and Peavine Peak Road.
6:17 pm | June 27, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue estimates that the Poeville Fire has burned approximately 650 acres. There are now 250 people from various agencies fighting this fire.
NV Energy has shut off power to a few thousand homes near the Poeville fire site on the east side of Peavine. You can view the utility outage map here.
The Nevada Bureau of Land Management urges drone pilots not to fly over the Poeville fire, claiming that even a small drone can cause a fatal accident if it collides with a fire engine. Firefighting aircraft must land if a drone is observed near a forest fire.
Even a small drone can cause a serious or fatal accident if it collides with a fire engine. If drones are observed near a forest fire, firefighting aircraft must land due to safety concerns. pic.twitter.com/rd9Fqz15Xi
– Bureau of Land Management- Nevada (@blmnv) June 28, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue tweeted that a drone delayed an air operation for the Poeville fire.
There are several road closures due to the Poeville fire. Emergency officials are asking people to avoid nearby roads. The Las Brisas area is closed. North Virginia Street in both directions between Panther Valley and Stead. Seneca Drive is closed southbound. Heindle is open for evacuations only.
⚠️Please avoid the area. Road impacts for #PoevilleFire: Las Brisas area closed. Northern Virginia and Seneca closed. Seneca south to Golden Valley. Lemmon and Virginia closed. Shaft open only for evacuations.
– Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (@TMFPD) June 28, 2020
4:54 pm | June 27, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is currently responding to the Poeville fire at Peavine Peak.
TMFPD reported that several structures caught fire on the northwest corner of Lemmon Drive and Virginia Street at 4:33 pm There are immediate evacuations for anyone living on Seneca Drive and several structures are threatened.
⚠️Multiple structures on fire in the northwest corner of Lemmon Dr and Virginia. Please avoid the area. #PoevilleFire @washoecounty @WashoeSheriff @HumboldtToiyabe pic.twitter.com/9Ma9gmj12W
– Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (@TMFPD) June 27, 2020
Specifically, KRNV-TV reports that Washoe County Sheriffs are making evacuation announcements for Seneca, Kiowa, Blackfoot, Chippewa, Dakota, Haida Court, Sauk, Hopi Lane, and Hopi Court, Mandan Way, Peavine Peak Road.
The fire has consumed approximately 250 acres, according to TMFPD spokesman Adam Mayberry. There is no contention at this time.
An evacuation center has been activated at the senior center on 9th and Wells in Reno. Livestock can be taken to the Reno Cattle Events Center. Mayberry described the situation as chaotic and dangerous given the strong winds. Various agencies are fighting the fire through air strikes with various aircraft. Mayberry asked that people leave the area immediately and avoid stopping near the area to look at the fire, so that the first responders can do their jobs.
The fire started on Friday night, and was reported to have been caused by a vehicle fire and was contained on 1.4 acres, but gusty winds have caused the fire to erupt. Valley of hungary
There is also a red flag warning in Washoe County. Residents are encouraged not to participate in any activity that could start a fire.
For the most up-to-date information on the Poeville Fire, visit @TMPFD and @HumboldtToiyabe on Twitter.