Highway Fire Completely Contained

By: STAFF
By: STAFF

Firefighters have declared victory over a wildfire that scorched nearly 850 acres along Interstate 80 in the eastern Sierra Nevada.

Fire officials say the blaze just west of the California-Nevada line was fully contained at six Saturday evening, after causing no damage to homes or evacuations.

I-80 - the main route between northern Nevada and California - remained open, though one lane was periodically closed for firefighters.

While the specific cause of the fire is under investigation,fire officials have determined it was human caused.

Officials estimate it has cost $1,600,000 to battle the blaze.

More than 500 firefighters will be gradually released from the fire lines.


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