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8/2/2017 - Fire Ignites Near Mt. Rose Highway - Click here to print this information

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(AP) - Multiple crews are fighting a fire in the Whites Creek Trail area on the north side of Mount Rose Highway, across the highway from Montreux and the Galena Creek Visitor Center.

Sierra Front and the US Forrest Service indicate the fire is about 65 acres.

Flames were reported shortly before 2PM August 1, 2017.

There is no word yet on a cause.

Truckee Meadows Fire is asking people to stay away from Mount Rose near Galena Creek, and drivers should expect road closures in the area.

The Whites Creek Trailhead area is closed, as well as Galena Creek Park and Browns Creek Trail.

Timberline is closed at Mt Rose Highway.
Stuctures are threatened, but there are no evacuations.

Hand crews, engines and aircraft are helping the firefight.

Crews from Truckee Meadows Fire and Nevada Division of Forestry are on scene, as well as US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, with mutual aid from other agencies


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