Elko County Wilfires Updates

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Firefighters are making progress on the four wildfires burning in Elko County.

  • The West Basin Fire is burning about ten miles southwest of Jackpot, Nevada and has grown to 50,000 acres and has crossed into Idaho. Running behavior was reported. Residences remain threatened. The fire is estimated at 15% contained and is burning in sagebrush, grass, and juniper. More than 100 firefighters are on-scene battling the fire. This fire is threatening the California National Historic Trail. Smoke warnings remain in-effect for travelers on US Highway 93.

  • The Eccles Fire is burning about 4,000 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 26 miles northeast of Wells and is burning in brush. Extreme fire behavior was reported.

  • The Harrison Fire is burning on both sides of Harrison Pass about 20 miles southwest of Elko. The fire is now estimated at 8,005 acres at 5 percent contained and is burning in brush. Running and spotting was observed.

  • The Mile Marker 288 Fire has burned about 1,000 acres 12 miles west of Elko on the north side of I-80, threatening the interstate, the California National Historic Trail, and the California Trail Center currently under construction. This fire is estimated at 10% contained and I-80 remains open.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now for continuing coverage during the 2007 Wildfire Season.