SR 447 south of Empire back open after wildfire shut it down

Smoke view from Nixon. Photo courtesy: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe twitter.
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GERLACH, Nev. (KOLO) - Fire crews responded to a wildfire south of Empire that temporarily shut down SR 447.

The Nightingale Fire was reported just after 12PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

SR 447 was closed for about two hours while crews put out the fire.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District tells KOLO 8 News Now there were several fire starts along SR 447 in the southbound lane. Investigators are looking into the possibility that the fires were sparked by chains dragging under a vehicle, but the cause remains unknown.

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