For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Mayberry
Reno, Nevada. July 5, 2017. Firefighters are on scene at the Winnemucca Ranch Fire in Northern Washoe County. The 3,500 plus acre fire, which is extending throughout Palomino Valley, is actively moving and Firefighters are working diligently on both wildland and structure protection. Residents are asked to voluntarily evacuate the Palomino Valley area. Structures have been affected but the structure type has not been confirmed.
The voluntary evacuation area includes the following areas: The intersection of Amy Road and Ironwood Road to the northern mountain range and south to the volunteer fire station on Whiskey Road. Residents are encouraged to evacuate both private properties and animals to support fire suppression efforts.
The evacuation center for Winnemucca Ranch Fire is located at the Ironwood Events Center, 5600 Whiskey Springs Rd. Currently there are 100 animals in the shelter with room for additional evacuees and animals.
Fire suppression is being supported by multiple agencies and includes: 300 personnel, 55 engines on scene, 4 man crews and additional air craft support. For additional information, please follow twitter feeds @tmfpd and @washoecounty.