The Reno Fire Department also responded with brush, structure and command units to this fire.
The first companies found a brush fire of approximately a half-acre in size.
The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.
Total fire size was estimated at 2.3 acres and no structures were threatened.
Twenty-three personnel overhauled the fire including three brush trucks from each department, a Reno fire tender and a Sparks battalion chief.
The cause of the fire has not been determined but there were reports of vehicles in the area prior to the fire.
During the attack of this brush fire, at 4:02 p.m., Sparks firefighters were dispatched to a truck on fire at Sierra Sid’s Truck Stop at 200 N. McCarran Blvd.
On arrival, crews found a semi-truck with the tractor portion completely engulfed. Two other semi-trucks being exposed to the fire had been moved.
The fire was contained in approximately five minutes and was contained to the tractor portion.
Ten personnel responded, including two structure engines and a truck company.
Initial reports indicated an explosion, which reporting parties thought were rupturing fuel tanks, but this was later determined to be the vehicle tires exploding.
The cause of the fire was determined to be due to overheating caused by idling.
Due to the overlapping nature of these two calls, Reno Fire Department crews covered Sparks fire stations for approximately 30 minutes.