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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

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Incident Contacts

Withanee Milligan
Phone: 775-750-8973

Marnie Bonesteel
Phone: 775-221-9225

Poeville Fire Update June 28 Noon

Poeville Wildfire
News – 6/28/2020

Poeville Fire Update on June 28 at Noon

Reno, NV., June 28, 2020 – Last night, firefighters continued fire suppression operations on the 3,500-acre Poeville Fire on the eastside of Peavine Mountain northwest of Reno, Nevada. The fire actively burned last night in brush and grass and is now 10 percent contained. Fire crews will continue to secure and increase containment lines today. Uhlig’s Nevada Interagency Team 3 is expected to take over command of the fire tomorrow.

Fire officials want to thank the public for adhering to evacuations orders yesterday, so that first responders could continue working in the area safely. For more evacuation information, please contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office or visit their Twitter page at

North Virginia Street from Lemon Drive to Stead Boulevard remains closed.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect again today with a cold front passing through tonight with cooler temperatures expected Monday. West winds are gusting up to 30 miles per hour (mph) and could increase to 40 or 50 mph. The public should expect to experience smoke in the Reno-Sparks Metro Area and blowing dust.