The Reno Fire Department (RFD) says they responded to a fire off of West Lake Ridge Shores on Wednesday afternoon around 5 p.m.

They said the people who lived there were illegally open burning weeds and the fire spread to a nearby hillside.

They said the fire inspector is there and the residents could be cited.

RFD said the fire burning 1/8th of an acre and it's been extinguished. They said it burned mostly in a backyard and at one point threatened their home, but didn't damage anything other than ornamental trees.

RFD wants to remind residents that there is no open burning allowed right now and it's never allowed within city limits.