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Crews Respond to Fire West of Reno in Mogul; Power Outage Reported in Area

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A fire that sparked Monday night burned half an acre near a home in Mogul.

Residents living in Mogul near Bitterbrush Road reported hearing a loud pop and then seeing flames. The fire grew burning half an acre and one out building. The fire also threatened one home and damaged another smaller outbuilding.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) was close by and responded almost immediately. The Reno Fire Department also assisted.

There were no injuries, and firefighters are saying the fire could have been much worse considering wind conditions.

Fire crews aren't sure what started the fire, but lightning is suspected.

Fire crews have stopped forward progress on the fire, and are mopping up the area now. They ask that people still avoid the area.

Traffic is being held at Silva Ranch Road to allow crews access the fire. 

NV Energy is reported that an outage occurred in that area just after 7 p.m. They blamed equipment, and said restoration was expected around 9:45 p.m. But as of 9:55, an outage was still listed for 684 customers. 

NV Energy is on the way to assess the situation and restore power to the area. 

We will continue to release details as they become known.

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