DOUGLAS COUNTY, NV - The Kingsbury Fire that started Wednesday afternoon is 100% contained as of Thursday afternoon, August 28, 2014. It burned about 1.5 acres.
Photo courtesy of Theresa Daniel
Wednesday afternoon, the fire quickly spread in dry brush and timber south of 1000 Kingsbury Grade on a mountainside. With hard-to-access terrain, the firefight was mostly from the air.
Kingsbury Grade was closed from Highway 206 to Tramway Wednesday afternoon, but is now open.
The cause has not been determined. A Forest Service official says one possible cause, however, is a lightning strike from days earlier leading to smoldering brush that flamed up Wednesday afternoon.