Crews contain Nevada wildfire that destroys 2 homes
WELLINGTON, Nev. (AP) -- Precipitation and cooler weather have helped crews contain a Nevada wildfire that destroyed two homes in a rural neighborhood near the California line.
Fire information officer Mark Regan announced late Saturday afternoon that the Topaz Ranch Estates Fire in the Pine Nut Mountains, northwest of Wellington, was fully contained after burning 7,500 acres.
He says the fire will be monitored over the next few days to ensure the perimeter remains extinguished, and it has cost an estimated $3.4 million to battle the blaze since it broke out Tuesday.
Questions have been raised over fire crews' initial response to a backyard burn that rekindled two days later during gusty winds, destroying 17 outbuildings as well as the two homes.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.