Nevada’s Sandy Valley Fire 90% Contained

June 15, 2021 12:13 pm


Target shooting is believed to be the cause of the wildfire


Smoke column from Sandy Valley Fire on June 10. (InciWeb photo)


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews that have been fighting a wildfire on federal land in southern Nevada say it is nearly fully contained.

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say the Sandy Valley Fire is at 90% containment. The fire, which has burned nearly 2 square miles (5 square kilometers) lines remained steady despite low humidity and gusty winds on Sunday.

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Firefighters are targeting achieving full containment this week.

The blaze was first reported Thursday 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Las Vegas. It is believed to have been sparked by target shooting, authorities said.

It has been relegated to lands overseen by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. The landscape is comprised of grass, brush and pinyon-juniper.

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