BLM: Wildfire Contained Near Town In Rural Nevada

ELY, Nev. (AP) - A federal official says a lightning-sparked wildfire has been contained after burning about 460 acres of public land about 10 miles northwest of the rural Nevada town of Hiko.

Federal Bureau of Land Management spokesman Chris Hanefeld in
Ely says no injuries were reported, and no private property or
structures were threatened.

He says the so-called Jacob Fire started about 6 p.m. Wednesday and was declared fully contained Saturday night, with help from Nevada Division of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service fire crews.

Incident Commander Eric Ellison says the fire area will be assessed for emergency stabilization and rehabilitation.

Hiko is in Lincoln County, about 100 miles north of Las Vegas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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