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Progress Reported Against 2 Elko County Wildfires

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Courtesy: BLM Courtesy: BLM

Firefighters are reporting progress in their fight against two lightning-caused wildfires in Elko County.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Lesli Ellis said Friday that the Wieland Fire eight miles south of Tuscarora was 55% contained and the Cattle Guard Fire four miles south of Owyhee was 60% contained.
Fire officials, who had reported 15% containment of each brush fire Thursday, expect full containment over the weekend.
No new injuries were reported Friday and no structures were threatened by either fire.
The Tuscarora-area blaze has charred more than 4 square miles while the Owyhee-area fire has scorched about 6 square miles.
Officials say the fire near Tuscarora was burning in critical wildlife habitat, and the fire near Owyhee prompted the closure of a section of the Mountain City Highway for most of Thursday afternoon.
Both fires began Tuesday afternoon.  (AP)

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