County Line Fire

A fire burning south of Carlin swelled to 11,500 acres in less than 24 hours. The Sheep Creek Fire north of Battle Mountain, shown at left, has been held at just under 60,000 acres.

ELKO – A fire that started Aug. 23 south of Carlin that burned 12,833 is expected to be contained by 3 p.m., Aug. 30.

After no change in fire growth for several days, firefighters plan to patrol and monitor the area then close out operations and close out all resources.

Once the fire is contained, Nevada Type 3 Incident Management Team #2 will turn it back over to the Bureau of Land Management Elko district.

The fire burned grass and brush about 5 miles south of Carlin and exhibited “extreme, wind-driven runs.” 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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