Holloway Fire Crews Watch for Storm Cell Winds

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DENIO, Nev. (AP) - Firefighters say they're watching out for afternoon winds while they work to contain a vast wildfire straddling the Nevada-Oregon state line.

The Holloway Fire grew slightly overnight and as of Tuesday had burned 675 square miles of sagebrush country. The fire is by far the largest of some 10 wildfires burning in northern Nevada right now.

The Holloway Fire is about half contained. Firefighter spokeswoman Alexis West says crews are keeping an eye out for afternoon storm cells that don't drop any rain but create gusty winds up to 40 mph.

The fire made a fast run on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of five ranches and forcing one firefighter to crawl into an emergency fire shelter. The firefighter suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

The evacuation was lifted early Monday.


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