December 21, 2014
The largest fire complexes in northeastern Nevada also are burning in parts of Idaho and Utah, making the exact number of acres affected in Nevada difficult to tally.
The 562,000 acre Murphy complex had pushed south from Idaho to within one mile of Jarbidge. While roughly 90 percent of the fire is in Idaho, the most active part of it is in Nevada.
East of the Murphy complex, the three-state 156,000 acre Winecup complex has burned within six miles of Jackpot along the Idaho border. While the fire complex also covers parts of Idaho and Utah, an estimated 80 percent of it is in Nevada.
Also in Elko County, officials report containment of the 71,000 acre Red House complex south and west of Elko, and the 58,000 acre Hepworth complex north of Wells.
Elsewhere, the 137,000 acre Antelope complex south and west of Battle Mountain is 50 percent contained, while the 3,800 acre Cathedral Fire southwest of Ely is 90 percent contained.
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