Remote Wildfire in Nevada Grows to 14 Square Miles

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A remote lightning-sparked wildfire has grown to 14 square miles in a wilderness area south of the eastern Nevada
town of Caliente, but a federal lands official says firefighting teams expect to have it contained this weekend.

Federal Bureau of Land Management spokesman Chris Hanefeld in
Ely said Thursday there've been no injuries and no structures or homes threatened in the Vigo Fire. It grew to 9,000 acres in and outside the Meadow Valley Wilderness.

About 180 state, federal and local firefighters and support personnel are involved.

Hanefeld says crews on Wednesday secured a buffer northwest of the fire, and are now focusing on a northeastern flank.

The fire started Monday in pinion, juniper, brush and grass in the Kane Springs area about 100 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

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