UPDATE: Mt. Rose Highway reopens; Rose Fire remains 0% contained

8:36 p.m. update:

Mt. Rose Highway has reopened, according to Withanee Milligan, spokeswoman for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Milligan said crews will likely continue to battle the blaze through Monday. 

She said the biggest challenge is the steep and rocky terrain. The windy conditions are also a concern.

The fire has burned 1 acre with no containment as of Sunday night.

A Red Flag Warning was issued on Sunday, and another will go into effect from 2 to 9 p.m. on Monday.

6:34 p.m. update: 

Crews have kept the Rose Fire burning on Slide Mountain at 1 acre, but they still haven’t contained the blaze, according to officials with Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 

Mt. Rose Highway, also known as State Route 341, has remained closed until further notice.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area and advised to take State Route 28 to State Route 50 and drive through Carson City to get to Washoe County, according to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. 

Crews from both Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and TMFPD were assisting in fighting the blaze. The Nevada Division of Forestry and the North Lake Fire Protection District were also at the scene. 

5:35 p.m. update:

Firefighters are responding to a blaze that sparked on Slide Mountain late Sunday afternoon, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

The Nevada Department of Transportation closed SR-431 in both directions from Douglas Fir Drive to the Mt. Rose ski resort as crews continue their fight. 

The Rose Fire was reported at 3:43 p.m. off Mt. Rose Highway. According to the agency’s website, the fire’s location is on 9000 Mt. Rose Highway.

The fire is reported at 1 acre and is burning heavy timber. Multiple air and ground crews are on scene. 

This is a breaking news story and is being updating.