RENO — The main route between Reno and Burning Man is closed because of a wildfire. 

The Nevada Department of Transportation reported Wednesday afternoon that Nevada 447 is closed in both directions between Empire and Nixon. 

The Tohakum 2 Fire started Tuesday northwest of Pyramid Lake in the mountains west of the highway and had burned 7,000 acres by Wednesday evening, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. A containment figure was not available. 

The DOT’s road conditions website indicated the closure was estimated to last until 1 a.m. Thursday morning. Sierra Front's Twitter feed said the road was closed until further notice.