State Of Emergency Declared In Nevada Due To Wildfire

Little Valley Fire, Washoe County, NV

(CBS) — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval declared a State of Emergency for Washoe County after a fire burned 22 homes and 17 outbuildings near Washoe Valley.

The acreage of the fire has been reduced from 3,460 acres to 3,400 acres, with 20% containment.

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling to extinguish it.

The fire is burning west of Franktown Road, moving north toward Bowers Mansion and Joy Lake Road.

Little Valley Fire/KTVN

Little Valley Fire/KTVN

Officials say the wet weather has been very helpful for firefighting efforts and keeping the fire within the incident objective perimeter.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.