UPDATE: Utility lines caused wildfire along Interstate 80 near Derby Dam Tuesday

Nevada News

Utility lines sparked an 18-acre fire that burned along Interstate 80 Tuesday night, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue said Wednesday. 

The blaze near the Derby Dam exit started late in the afternoon Tuesday amid a strong windstorm that caused several fires in the region to spread rapidly, including the Pinehaven Fire in Reno that destroyed five homes. 

Traffic was stopped on I-80 before fire crews stopped forward progress on the fire at about 5:30 p.m.

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