Crews Battle Nugget Butte Wildfire

, Posted: Thu, August 16 2012 at 11:08 PM, Updated: Thu, August 16 2012 at 11:21 PM

Tense moments for residents in Gold Hill Thursday afternoon as a wildfire flares up on the ridge just below Nugget Butte.  NBC5's Laura Cavanaugh files this report from the scene.

 

UPDATE:  No homes are threatened at this time.  The blaze has consumed nine acres and is more than 50-percent contained.        Crews are on scene tonight mopping up hot spots and getting a handle on the fire.  They are bracing for thunderstorms over the next few days, which could result in lightning strikes and more wildfires.

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