Voltaire Fire burns more than 500 acres in Carson City; 30% containment

Voluntary evacuations underway as crews battle fire in Voltaire Canyon in Carson City

Voluntary evacuations have been lifted on the west side of Carson City as crews continue to battle a fire in Voltaire Canyon.

Fire officials say the evacuations are in place for the following areas: Clearview, Voltaire, Curry and Rhodes Street. No homes are immediately threatened but groups of firefighters are staged for structure protection.

An evacuation center has been set up for members of the Indian Colony at the gymnasium located at 2900 South Curry Street.

As of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, fire officials estimate the fire has burned 504 acres and is 30 percent contained.

Carson City Sheriff's Office officials say the fire was started by campers who were trying to burn their waste. The campers buried their waste and lit the toilet paper on fire.

Sheriff Ken Furlong says the young adults who were responsible for the waste burning are cooperating with authorities.



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