Rain Helps Crews Begin to Wrap Up "20-Mile" Fire

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

ELKO, NV - Crews now have a handle on the so-called 20-Mile wildfire in far northeastern Nevada, thanks to cooler, wetter weather.

Lightning started the fire on Thursday, July 12th about 15 miles northwest of Montello, Nevada. It has burned more than 13,000 acres so far.

Firefighters say thanks to measurable precipitation, much cooler weather, and firefighting efforts from both land and the air, the fire is now 90% contained.

Ground efforts were delayed Saturday afternoon due to more rainfall. Full containment is now expected within the next few days.


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