Wildfire Shuts Down Interstate 80 Near Truckee

Farad Fire closes I-80 in both directions near Verdi

Farad Fire closes I-80 in both directions near Verdi

CHP says the westbound lanes are closed due to spot fires, smoke and debris.

The 600-acre fire was listed at 5 percent contained.

The eastbound lane was closed at State Route 267 around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday so that gear and equipment to help fire the fire can be trucked in. The Farad Fire is now 20% contained.

"We are urging the public to please avoid the I-80 area if possible and to remain vigilant and prepared", says TMFPD Fire Chief, Charles Moore.

The freeway was closed from Verdi to near Truckee, and authorities did not know when it would reopen.

A wildfire burning Tuesday along the eastern Sierra at the Nevada state line has once again prompted a portion of Interstate 80 to be shut down east of Truckee, the California Highway Patrol said.

The Sierra Front Interagency Fire Center estimates 670 acres have burned.

Cal Fire, which says the fire has burned about 600 acres 12 miles northeast of Truckee, is helping the US Forest Service with the firefight.

No evacuations have been ordered, but crews were stationed late Tuesday around seven structures considered threatened in the Verdi area just west of Reno. Truckee Meadows Fire is also assisting.

The blaze, which has spread to almost 29,000 acres (11,736 hectares) to rank as the state's largest, is 45 percent contained, up from 20 percent on Monday evening. "TMFPD is preparing with our regional partners to be ready in the event this fire moves in an easterly direction".

The fire is burning on the west side of I-80.

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