Carson City Rifle Range fire 50 percent contained; estimated at 218 acres

The Rifle Range fire that started about 2:15 p.m. Monday was estimated at about 100 acres. Forward progress was stopped about 7 p.m. Monday. At 7:20 p.m. Monday, the Carson City Fire Department said the fire was 50 percent contained and that it was releasing some fire crews. "Crews will continue to work throughout today suppressing hot spots and reinforcing containment lines. Full containment is expected by 7 p.m. tonight. Investigators determined the cause to be target shooting. Thank you Nevada Division of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management - Nevada for assisting with the fire and thank you Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and East Fork Fire Protection District for covering our stations during the fire." No structures were threatened. Evacuations took place earlier in the day. Erratic winds hindered the fight against the fire. EARLIER UPDATES: The Rifle Range fire is estimated at 20 percent containment and has burned 100 acres, according to the Carson City Fire Department. The fire broke out about 2:15 p.m. No structures are currently threatened. Winds are hindering the firefighters. Firefighters are responding to a fire burning in Brunswick Canyon in East Carson City. Evacuations are ongoing as the fire is burning up Brunswick Canyon. Carson City Fire Department said the fire has burned an estimated 10 acres. The fire started about 2:15 p.m. in the area of rifle range off of Flint Road in east Carson City. Roads and recreation areas between Carson City and Lyon County are evacuated. The range is closed for the day.


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