UPDATE June 16, 3:28 p.m.: Crews near Reno are mopping up after the Hawken Fire, which burned a total of 278 acres.
The fire did not cause any property damage or injuries.
According to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, some fire crews are still at the scene.
UPDATE 8:47 p.m.: The Hawken fire is now 300 acres and is 20 percent contained. Evacuations have all been lifted.
The #HawkenFire is approximately 300 acres with 20 percent containment.— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 16, 2016
UPDATE 8:01 p.m.: The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District has cleared evacuees to return home.
Residents who were evacuated because of the #HawkenFire can return home.— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 16, 2016
UPDATE: 5:12 p.m.: According to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, there is less concern about the Hawken Fire threatening homes.
The blaze has burned 200 acres.
Volunteer evacuations have not been lifted in the #HawkenFire. Zero percent contained.— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 16, 2016
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the #HawkenFire and/or the Driscoll Fire, you can call 775-337-5800 for more information.— Washoe County (@washoecounty) June 16, 2016
UPDATE 5:06 p.m.: (AP) - Dozens of residents on the southwest edge of Reno have been told to be ready to evacuate as fire crews converge on a brush fire burning in strong, gusty winds in the foothills along the Sierra's eastern front.
Fire Chief Charles Moore says about 100 firefighters are battling the blaze that broke out about 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Coughlin Ranch area. He told reporters Wednesday afternoon it has burned about 50 acres and as many as 50 homes could be threatened.
Some local roads have been closed, and area residents have been warned to prepare for voluntary evacuations.
Moore says the high winds are preventing the use of aerial attacks.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning earlier Wednesday with afternoon winds forecast to gust up to 50 mph.
Original Post: Fire crews near Reno are battling a brush fire that's threatening homes Wednesday.
The Hawken Fire is burning near Caughlin Ranch and is currently 50 acres.
According to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, shifting winds were making fire operations difficult.
Chief Moore: Acreage is not the issue, protecting structures is. No structures have been affected. #HawkenFire— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016
Chief Charles Moore said the No. 1 priority is keeping structures safe at this point. pic.twitter.com/hUvoaIspL5— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016
Due to high winds, only ground crews working the Hawken Fire. Engines have moved to most critical points. #HawkenFire— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016
Mutual aid from Reno, Sparks on scene as well as BLM, Division of Forestry, Forest Service. #HawkenFire— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016
The Hawken Fire near Caughlin Ranch is currently about 50 acres. No mandatory evacuations in place. Structure protection in place.— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016
Evacuations are possible but have not been issued as of yet. pic.twitter.com/AjLmMIuhN3— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016
Air and ground resources are responding to the Hawkins Fire with Truckee Meadows Fire— SFIDC News & Notes (@mindendispatch) June 15, 2016
Interagency Fire Crews continue to protect structures. Shifting winds, air support unable to assist. pic.twitter.com/UETAMWKZHN— Truckee Meadows Fire (@TMFPD) June 15, 2016