A Northern Nevada wildfire had grown to 2,500 acres as of Monday night, prompting the evacuation of neighborhoods around Gardnerville.
The Numbers Fire, as officials are calling it, led to evacuations by 9 p.m., according to Douglas County. Pine View Estates, Bodie Flat and Out Our Way had been evacuated as of 10 p.m.
Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler tweeted at 9:22 p.m. that “we have been evacuated due to fire. Prayers please.”
Residents in multiple subdivisions in south Douglas County are evacuating as the #NumbersFire grows to an estimated 2,000 acres after two brush fires started in the area around 7 p.m. Highway 395 is closed between Riverview Dr in Gardnerville and SR208. pic.twitter.com/aMsZMUFKO0
— FotoCatTales (@FotoCatTales) July 7, 2020
An evacuation center is set up at Carson Valley Inn, 1627 U.S. Highway 395 North, the county said.
Highway 395 is closed at Riverview and state Route 208, and Pinenut Road is closed at Arroyo Drive, the county said.
“Reverse 911 notifications have gone out for most of the eastern part of the Valley and the Pine Nuts,” the county said on its website Monday evening. “We are asking residents to stay aware and to respond to Search and Rescue and the members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.”
Gardnerville is about 50 miles south of Reno and 20 miles east of South Lake Tahoe, California.