NE Nevada fire progress: Echo and Hogan fires both fully contanied

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WELLS, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Echo Fire in the south end of the Humboldt Range in Elko County has been fully contained at 6,438 acres, or a bit more than ten square miles, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Containment was declared one week after the fire started, which was about 10:14 a.m. July 5, 2018. No cause has been determined, but investigators believe it is human-caused.

It burned near the intersection of U.S. 93 and Nevada 229, about 32 miles south of Wells. Portions of both highways were briefly closed because of the fire but are back open.

The Hogan Fire, about 25 miles southeast of Wells, is fully contained after burning 10,882 acres, or about 17 square miles. No cause has been determined.

Echo Fire photo courtesy NHP
Echo Fire photo courtesy NHP
Echo Fire photo courtesy NHP
This is a photo of the Echo Fire taken from an Alert Tahoe Bureau of Land Management camera.