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Reno fire officials point to power lines as likely cause of 2,000-acre fire

26 Nov

RENO, Nev. — Fire investigators in Reno say arcing power lines likely caused the wind-fueled wild fire that destroyed 15 homes and damaged at least 40 more.

Reno Fire Chief Mike Hernandez says the 2,000-acre fire is now 65 percent contained.

He expects that to climb to 90 percent or better by Sunday. Hernandez says the nearly 10,000 people who were evacuated on Friday can start to return to their homes.

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