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UPDATE: Trout Canyon Fire expected to be contained Sunday evening

Posted: 4:54 PM, Jul 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-08 23:47:48Z

UPDATE ON JULY 8: Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest officials say that they expect the Trout Canyon Fire to be 100 percent contained by 7 p.m. tonight. A total of 30.6 acres have burned.

The Willow Fire, which was also sparked by a lightning storm on Saturday, is currently 100 percent contained. It burned 0.24 acres about 1.5 miles southwest of Cold Creek.

Fire crews will continue to patrol the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area for any possible holdover fires.

ORIGINAL STORY

The U.S. Forrest Service has taken charge over efforts to fight a wildfire in the Trout Canyon area that started on Saturday.

Clark County firefighters and crews from the Bureau of Land Management are assisting in battling the fire. A BLM representative says that the fire is about 20 acres as of this writing.

The cause of the fire is believed to be a lightning strike. No word yet on how many acres have burned so far.

Officials from the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest tweeted about high fire danger in the area, and advised visitors to never leave campfires unattended, to make sure campfires are completely out before leaving, and to use caution when operating vehicles next to vegetation.