Hill Fire burns in Verdi; No immediate threat to nearby structures

VERDI, Nev. – Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office officials are making progress on suppressing the Hill Fire which started shortly before midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Verdi, Nev.

As of 6:30 a.m., the fire has been 40% contained and evacuations have been lifted.

The fire, which started near Dog Valley Rd., quickly grew to 50 acres.

“Fuels are heavy brush and cheat grass. Windy conditions are causing erratic fire behavior,” a TMFPD Facebook post stated around 2 a.m.

Around 3:30 a.m., TMFPD stated they were starting to make substantial progress on the fire.

WCSO will continue to hold road closures near Dog Valley Rd. while TMFPD continues to fight the fire.

“There are no immediate threats to nearby structures and emergency personnel ask the public to continue to avoid the area until further notice,” a WCSO Facebook post stated.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

As of 6:30 a.m., the Hill Fire is 40% contained.
Provided / TMFPD

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