Car Passes Through Thick Smoke as Earthstone Fire Edges Onto I-80 Near Reno

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 5, 20172 views
Published: July 5, 2017

The Earthstone Fire in Sparks, Nevada, had grown to 13,500 acres and was 20 percent contained as of on July 4, reports said. The fire, which was first reported on July 3, caused the closure of parts of Interstate 80 between Reno and Nevada due to heavy smoke, and left around 600 NV Energy customers in Lockwood temporarily without power, according to local news reports. This video was shot by Bret Wilkerson on the I-80 on July 3, and shows flames right next to the road. Smoke is seen blowing over the interstate and into Wilkerson’s car, prompting his to comment that he “can’t breathe.” Credit: Facebook/Bret Wilkerson via Storyful

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