FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Communities outside of Nevada city are dealing with another wildfire.
This is the second time this particular area has experienced a wildfire in the past ten years.
The Pinehaven Fire started Tuesday afternoon in Reno and as of Wednesday evening, 512 acres burned.
The fire destroyed five homes and damaged two dozen more.
Pinehaven Incident update- 512 acres burned. 75% containment. 5 homes destroyed. 3 homes heavily damaged. 21 homes w/ minor damage. NV energy working to restore power to affected areas. Fire crews will remain on scene for the next few days.
— Reno Fire Department (@RenoFireDept) November 19, 2020
The fire is 90% contained as of Thursday morning.
Roads are reopened and residents can now inspect the damage.
#PinehavenFire update: All roads that were previously closed due to the Pinehaven Fire have been reopened & evacuation orders have been lifted. @RenoPolice & @RenoFireDept are asking non-residents to please stay away from the affected areas. RPD will continue to patrol the area.
— City of Reno (@CityofReno) November 19, 2020
Officials expect to have the entire fire contained by Friday morning.
— This Is Reno (@ThisIsReno) November 19, 2020
The Reno Fire Chief believes high winds and dry conditions were factors in this fire.
Investigators have yet to determine the initial cause of the fire.
In 2011, the Caughlin Fire burned through Reno beginning November 18, 2011.
#PinehavenFire - in almost the exact location and almost exactly 11 years ago (Nov 18th 2011) from the Caughlin Ranch Fire
Caughlin Ranch Fire Nov 18, 2011 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/fcMeHHMfTO
— Kimberly (@klr_reno) November 18, 2020
The wildfire was caused by power lines arcing the formation of in strong winds, according to the Reno Fire Department.
Arcing is when an electrical current produces a prolonged electrical discharge, which could spark fires.
The Caughlin Fire destroyed 2,000 acres of land, 28 homes and damaged 15 homes.