Crews Continue to Battle 1000-Acre Fire East of Sparks

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SPARKS, NV - Firefighters from several agencies will continue fighting throughout the night a brush fire burning up to 1000 acres in the Lockwood area east of Sparks.

It started burning around 12:30pm Wednesday. Firefighters are using crews on ground and by air, and other crews are ready to go if needed.

Firefighters say they have good containment on the south side of the fire, and they're aggressively fighting the fire on the west side to keep it from getting any closer to Sparks.

Crews plan on fighting the fire into Thursday morning.

The fire is burning in the hills behind Granite Construction, on the north side of Interstate 80, and firefighters say it's burning away from buildings, which are not threatened at this point. But firefighters are closely watching the wind, which has been spreading the flames.

Witnesses report seeing the flames from Pyramid and surrounding areas.

No word yet on how this fire started.

The Sparks Police Department advises citizens to refrain from calling this brush fire in as dispatch is getting inundated with calls.

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Courtesy of Asherah Ewen Picture of fire trucks attempting to access the Lockwood fire burning up to 100 acres. A boulder was removed by a tractor before they could gain access.
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