85% containment on last of big wildfires in northern Nevada

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug 12th, 2019 @ 11:19am



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Crews battling the last of three big northern Nevada big wildfires that started more than a week ago are nearing full containment of the blaze and have reopened the Harrison Pass Road leading to a wildlife refuge in the Ruby Mountains.

Fire officials said Monday the Corta Fire is now 85% contained. It's burned about 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Elko.

No structures have been damaged. Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze. One was hospitalized, but since has been released.

The two other fires are now fully contained.

The Shafter Fire burned about 10 square miles (25 sq. km) of rangeland 25 miles (40 km) west of Wendover.

The Goose fire burned about 11 square miles (28 sq. km) along the Idaho line 25 miles (40 km) east of Jackpot.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    KSL Weather Forecast