Wilder Fire 80% Contained Near Nevada-Oregon Border
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Wilder Fire 80% Contained Near Nevada-Oregon Border

Wilder Fire 80% Contained Near Nevada-Oregon Border

(Photo: Bureau of Land Management)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Firefighters successfully battled the Wilder Fire in northern Nevada on Wednesday, with the fire now 80% contained, according to BLM officials.

The fire burned 17,271 acres in Humboldt County near the Nevada-Oregon border, southeast of the city of Denio.

Firefighters are expected to have the fire completely extinguished by 6pm on Friday.

There is no immediate threat to structures in the area as crews work the eastern perimeter of the fire, continuing to improve established fire lines. The fire is burning brush, as well as short, tall grass.

Elsewhere, efforts continued to contain the 1,100-acre North Creek Fire near the Elko-White Pine county line in eastern Nevada. That fire is now 50% contained, but fire conditions are expected to worsen this weekend.

Authorities have raised the fire threat level in eastern Nevada to very high with high temperatures, low humidity, gusty winds and dry thunderstorms in the forecast for the weekend.

Both fires were first reported on Sunday.

Forecasters are predicting that southern Nevada could also be hit by dry lightning this weekend.