Three lanes of Highway 395 reopened around 6:45 p.m. as firefighters mopped up a fire that closed the highway for two hours around rush hour on Friday.
Two hand crews are working on the 3-acre fire that broke out around 4 p.m. at Highway 395 just south of Stephanie Way.
The fire closed both directions of Highway 395, forcing northbound motorists to turn on Genoa Lane and southbound motorists to take Jacks Valley Road.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with reports that a big rig may have been the source for the fire.
No structures were damaged or are in the path of the fire, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks. The phone company was notified that several boxes along the highway were damaged.
A search and rescue member called out to help with traffic control was taken to Carson-Tahoe Regional Hospital after having a seizure.