25 Fires Reported In Western Nevada

A band of thunderstorms that moved through western Nevada and the Sierra sparked at least 25 wildfires ranging from less than one acre to about 350.


RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A band of thunderstorms that moved through western Nevada and the Sierra sparked at least 25 wildfires ranging from less than one acre to about 350.

The largest was the Border Fire, involving some 350 acres. It was burning 1.5 miles north of Bordertown, near the California line and east of U.S. 395 and was 80 percent contained.

``They are holding their own on that one and getting a good handle on that,'' Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center spokesman Mark Struble said. ``They are using single-engine tankers and just plastering that one.''

It also received some rain Friday afternoon.

Fires were reported from Bordertown south to Alpine County, Calif. Authorities received at least 25 reports of smoke or fires. All were at or near containment on Friday.

``It's like moving dominoes all over the place,'' Struble said. ``If you don't find anything, you go to the next one and report back.''

No structures were threatened and there were no reports of any injuries.

More lightning was forecast for Saturday afternoon.