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Wildfire Updates: Little Valley Fire, Emerald Fire

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UPDATE OCT. 16: Officials say evacuations have been lifted for some areas impacted by the Emerald Fire. 

Orders were lifted for: Cathedral Road, Springs Creek Tract, Camp Shelly, Camp Concord and Mt. Tallac Road. 

Meanwhile, Cascade Properties and Cascade Lake are open to residents only.

Residents are being advised to use extra caution when driving around the area.

Highway 89 remains closed as crews continue removing debris from the roadways. 

The Emerald Fire is 176 acres and is 90 percent contained.

Meanwhile, the Little Valley Fire in the Washoe Valley in Nevada is holding at 3,400 acres with 20 percent containment. Officials say 22 homes and 17 outbuildings have been damaged. 

About 500 firefighters are battling the blaze.

UPDATE OCT. 15: (AP) — Firefighters in Nevada are hoping to stop a wind-driven wildfire that has already destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City from jumping any major roads.

Fire officials say the blaze burning in the Washoe Valley near Interstate 580 and U.S. Highway 395 between Reno and Carson City was 5 percent contained Saturday afternoon.

The fire has now grown to 3,460 and hundreds of structures remain threatened.

The Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports there are now 855 personnel working on the wildfire. Seven air tankers have been deployed.

The fire was first reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Crews say rain somewhat helped moderate fire activity, but strong winds have been forecast for later in the day.

The cause is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, the wildfire in South Lake Tahoe, the Emerald Fire is 176 acres with 80 percent containment.

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