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Fire breaks out on I-80 near the state line

A quick-moving wildfire on the north side of Interstate 80 near the state line is being attacked by multiple agencies.

As of 1:45 p.m., I-80 was partially closed westbound at the state line as firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, CalFire, Truckee Fire and crews from Reno began initial attack on a 20 acre blaze that is moving up hill into timber in Sierra County.

Reports had the fire cresting the ridge above the interstate.



In addition to fire trucks and hand crews, an air attack helicopter was responding to the scene.

The fire started in brush and quickly moved into trees. The weather at Verdi, Nev., just over the state line, is 68 degrees with a northwest wind at 15 mph.


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