300-acre fire south of Reno closes highway, forces some evacuations

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The Petrilla Fire is burning south of Reno. (Courtesy: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue)

A wildfire south of Reno has closed the main highway between Reno and Carson City and prompted some evacuations.

The Petrilla Fire is estimated at 300 acres.

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is advising people to avoid Mount Rose Highway, one of the main routes to Lake Tahoe.

Interstate 580 is closed in both directions at this time.

People are being sent to Damonte Ranch High School.

Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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