ELY—A federal official says a nearly three-square mile wildfire in central Nevada rangeland has been contained.
Bureau of Land Management spokesman Chris Hanefeld in Ely said the fire, about 15 miles southeast of Eureka, was declared contained Monday.
No injuries were reported and Hanefeld says no private property was damaged. The fire burned about 1,912 acres (774 hectares) of pinyon-juniper, brush and grass in priority sage grouse habitat.
It was first spotted shortly after noon on Thursday, and the cause hasn’t been determined.
Hanefeld says almost 75 firefighters fought flames in Eureka and White Pine counties.
Further west, smoke from a California wildfire burning more than 300 miles away has prompted Washoe County health officials to issue an air quality warning for the Reno-Sparks area.
Carson City also was under an air quality warning Monday.