August 29, 2015
Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and calm winds have helped firefighters begin containment of a 15-hundred-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra.
The size of the Bassetts fire in the Tahoe National Forest 15
miles east of Downieville, California, grew today after smoke
cleared, allowing more accurate mapping.
The fire is burning in heavy timber and steep terrain and is
threatening several cabins. Some 200 people have managed to contain
57 percent of the blaze.
In central Nevada, the Paiute Canyon fire 15 miles north of
Winnemucca was contained at 23-hundred acres after temporarily
closing U-S 95.
In southern Nevada, the 600-acre Pass fire four miles west of
Good Springs is in mop up.
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