Firefighters now say no homes have burned. Upon closer inspection, a mobile home was being used as storage instead.
The Lyon Fire is currently 50% contained. It started around 12:45pm south of Reno on Clark Drive just east of Washoe Lake near Lyon and Lakeshore.
Fire crews say two outbuildings were destroyed by the 5-acre fire.
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Chief, Charles A. Moore says the smoke and wind created the potential for a much larger fire, "In the initial attack, there was a lot of thick smoke in the area that prevented access to the scene and uncertainty about the initial state of the affected buildings. Crews quickly surrounded the fire to contain it to the 5 acre area."
Eastlake Boulevard has reopened to traffic in both directions.
The voluntary evacuation has been lifted. However, access is restricted in the 5 acre fire area. Washoe County Regional Animal Services (WCRAS) established an emergency animal shelter at New Washoe City Park and will be on site until 4:30 p.m. Residents needing help with removing animals or livestock or have concerns about animal welfare may call Regional Animal Services Dispatch at 322-3647.
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