Nevada fire destroys 22 homes

RENO, Nev. (KRQE) – A trio of wind-whipped wildfires are burning near Lake Tahoe in Nevada.

So far, the blaze has destroyed 22 homes forcing hundreds of evacuations and closing a major highway in the area.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a State of Emergency Friday.

No serious injuries have been reported, but four firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.

As many as 1,000 crew members are expected to battle the fire Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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