Fire evacuation advisory northeast of Reno at Pyramid Lake
July 17, 2017
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned 130 square miles (336.7 sq. kilometers) since it broke out a week ago near the California-Nevada line has closed a state highway and prompted an evacuation advisory at a tribal community on the edge of Pyramid Lake 35 miles northeast of Reno.
Nearly 900 firefighters remain on the scene of the Long Valley fire, which now is estimated to be 35 percent contained.
The Bureau of Land Management issued the advisory Sunday night for the town of Sutcliffe. An evacuation center has been established at the school gym in Nixon.
The Pyramid Highway (State Route 445) has been closed in both directions north of its intersection with State Route 446 south of Sutcliffe
The BLM said Monday tribal police will go door-to-door to notify residents in the event a mandatory evacuation is ordered.
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