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7:40 p.m. UPDATE: A fire near the Hallelujah Junction area is estimated to be at 300 acres, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center, while another fire in the area is estimated to be at 30 acres.
7:30 p.m. UPDATE: Firefighters say rain has helped reduce the spread of a fire near Peavine Peak Tuesday evening.
The fire is estimated to be at five acres, according to Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, and crews continue making their way into the area. No structures threatened.
6:50 p.m. ORIGINAL: Multiple brush fires are burning in the region after a lightning storm passed through late Tuesday afternoon.
The Alert Wildfire camera network shows fires burning near Peavine Peak and along U.S 395 north of Reno. The camera network is run by the seismology lab at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said traffic is backed up on U.S. 395 near Peavine Peak. The fire is estimated at 10 acres.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
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