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Wildfire northeast of Lovelock contained at 1,613 acres

The Bureau of Land Management released this photograph of the Rocky Fire north of Lovelock.
The Bureau of Land Management released this photograph of the Rocky Fire north of Lovelock.(KOLO)
Published: Jun. 23, 2018 at 11:54 PM PDT
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Crews are in mop-up on the Rocky Fire about 24 miles north of Lovelock, the Bureau of Land Management reports, and the fire has been contained.

The fire that started about 7:15 p.m. June 23, 2018 grew to 1,613 acres. or about two and a half square miles. The cause of the fire has not been determined, the BLM says.

“Due to the size of the fire and structures in the area, firefighters are being extra vigilant dealing with fuels remaining in the area including grass and five- to seven-foot-tall sagebrush,” the BLM says.

The fire was northeast of Lovelock and south of Rye Patch Dam.

There was an evacuation recommendation, but that was quickly lifted. Structures were threatened when the fire started and one abandoned outbuilding and one vehicle burned, the BLM said. Fire crews kept the fire from homes.

The BLM, the Lovelock Volunteer Fire Department and the Rye Patch Volunteer Fire Department responded.