Reno firefighters quickly bring fire at I-580, Kietzke Lane underpass under control

A fire that sent dark plumes of smoke into the air near I-580 and Kietzke Lane Oct. 1, 2020 was put out quickly.

A fire that sent dark plumes of smoke into the air near I-580 and Kietzke Lane Thursday afternoon was put out quickly. 

Scott Crane saw the fire and called 911 around 2:25 p.m., he said. When he first saw it,  it was about 5 feet tall and soon grew up alongside the underpass. 

The fire was out shortly before 3 p.m. and left fire and smoke damage along the underpass wall. 

Jeff Voskamp, battalion chief with the Reno Fire Department said it likely started from a homeless encampment in the area. The cause remains under investigation.

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