BLM says fire burning in wilderness near Lund
LUND, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say an estimated 321 people are fighting a wildfire in a remote area of eastern Nevada.
The Bureau of Land Management says in a statement Sunday that the 7,136 acre Egan Fire was burning about 9 miles south of the small town of Lund in the South Egan Wilderness.
The fire began at about 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. The BLM says it's burning in steep terrain and is consuming sagebrush, grass, pinion and juniper. The area is sage grouse habitat and is used as winter range by deer and el.
No structures are in imminent danger.
Officials say the fire was 15 percent contained as of Sunday evening and full containment was expected by July 10.