Kingsbury Grade Fire 100% Contained

Photo courtesy of Theresa Daniel
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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.

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.

Photo courtesy of Theresa Daniel
Photo courtesy of Jenny Johnson
Kingsbury Fire