Wildfire in eastern Nevada burns 2,000 acres
ELKO COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - JUNE 30: The Goshute Fire has burned 2,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.
The steep inaccessible rugged terrain is a challenge for firefighters, the Bureau of Land Management reported. Isolated thunderstorms with gusty winds are also making conditions difficult.
Nearly 300 personnel are working on the fire.
ORIGINAL STORY: A wildfire burning south of West Wendover in the Goshute Mountain Range has grown to 1,800 acres.
The Goshute Fire was sparked by lightning on Saturday, June 25 around 3:30 p.m. west of Highway 93 Alternate.
According to the Bureau of Land Management, the fire is burning in steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain.
The fire is 12 percent contained with full containment expected Friday, July 15.
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