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Cause of 308-acre brush fire east of Dayton likely target shooting

The 10-Mile Command fire between Silver Springs and Dayton.
The 10-Mile Command fire between Silver Springs and Dayton.(NV Energy Fire Camera)
Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 2:35 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2020 at 10:38 AM PDT
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STAGECOACH, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE JULY 13: Central Lyon Fire officials said Monday the cause of a weekend brush fire was likely target shooting. The 10-Mile Fire east of Dayton burned about 308 acres.

It is still under investigation.

Officials reminded the public that fire danger is still high and to remain cautious.

UPDATE 5:38 P.M. The 10-Mile Fire east of Dayton is 308 acres and crews are putting containment lines around it.

No structures were lost and no firefighters were injured.

The fire was in the vicinity of a shooting range and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE 4 P.M. The 120-acre 10-Mile Fire east of Dayton has been knocked down, Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports.

UPDATE 3:05 P.M. Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center now estimates the 10-Mile Fire between Dayton and Stagecoach is now 120 acres.

ORIGINAL STORY: Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports a 100-acre fire east of Dayton.

The 10-Mile Fire is in the area of Neigh Road between Stagecoach and Dayton.

It was reported about 1:26 p.m.

Central Lyon County Fire Protection District Chief Rich Harvey said while smoke has died down somewhat, that’s because the fire has gotten into sparse fuel, which is a break for firefighters.

“I think we’re making pretty good progress, but we’re not out of the woods yet,” Harvey said.

The fire is about a quarter of a mile from structures in the Iron Mountain Road area. There are no evacuations.

The fire is burning in Storey and Lyon counties and on Bureau of Land Management land.

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