Holloway Fire Latest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENIO, Nev. (AP) - Firefighters say higher humidity has helped them get a handle on a huge wildfire burning on both sides of the Nevada-Oregon state line.

Crews say they're working Thursday to hold the fire lines on the Holloway Fire, which is 71 percent contained.

The fire has burned 687 square miles of sagebrush since it was sparked by lightning Aug. 5. Half of the fire is in Nevada and half in Oregon.

On Wednesday, they had all but contained the fire in Nevada, but there's still plenty of work left to do in Oregon.

Nearly 750 firefighters and support workers are battling the blaze.

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