Nevada’s Wilder Fire Expands 900 Acres; North Creek Fire ‘Creeping’
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Nevada’s Wilder Fire Expands 900 Acres; North Creek Fire ‘Creeping’

Nevada’s Wilder Fire Expands 900 Acres; North Creek Fire ‘Creeping’

North Creek Fire. (Photo: Seth Trodahl, BLM Fire Operations Technician)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Wilder Fire near the Nevada-Oregon border has expanded by about 900 acres to a total of 17,271 acres, according to reports at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The smaller North Creek Fire, about 50 miles northeast of Ely, has not grown significantly since Monday, remaining at an estimated 1,100 acres. “Fire behavior is minimal, mostly creeping and smoldering, although plenty of heat remains. Crews are reinforcing the bulldozer line around the fire and extinguishing hot spots,” Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials said.


Both fires were human-caused, according to BLM.

A third fire, the Horse Fire near the Nye and Eureka county line, expanded slightly to 106 acres.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fires in hot, dry weather as a high-pressure system continued to raise temperatures across Nevada.

The Wilder Fire is currently 40% contained, the BLM said. North Creek is 35% contained, with containment expected Sunday, and there is no estimate of containment for the Horse Fire.