Nevada-Utah Wildfire Now 65 Percent Contained

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Fire officials say a wildfire burning on the Nevada-Utah border is now 65 percent contained.

FILE - In this file photo made July 13, 2006, a P2-V Neptune air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire southwest of Elko, Nev. An air tanker dropping retardant on a remote wildfire along the Utah-Nevada line crashed Sunday, June 3, 2012, killing both crew members, authorities said. The pilots were flying a P-2V air tanker that is owned by Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Elko Daily Free Press, Ross Andreson, file)

CALIENTE, Nev. (AP) - Fire officials say a wildfire burning on the Nevada-Utah border is now 65 percent contained.

They expect it to be fully contained by Saturday.

Great Basin Incident Management Team officials say GPS mapping
Thursday put the White Rock Fire at 6,355 acres.

More than 350 people, including support staff, are working on the blaze.

Authorities say the wildfire was sparked Friday night by lightning on the eastern edge of Nevada's Lincoln County. It's burning in steep, rugged terrain and spread into Utah.

Two pilots from Boise, Idaho, were killed Sunday when their firefighting aircraft crashed during a mission to drop retardant on the blaze.


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