Nevada’s Lovell Canyon Fire grows

NC_lovell0627_1500x845Las Vegas, N.V. (KSNV) — Fire crews attack the Lovell Canyon fire from the air and from the ground Monday.

What was first reported as a small brush fire this afternoon quickly spread to several hundred acres with dry desert conditions fueling the fire.

“Especially on days when it’s so hot, there is a little bit of went like today the grass this year in southern Nevada is very high,” Ray Johnson of the US Forest Service says.

The smoke could be seen from Las Vegas and from Pahrump.

As the sun sets in Lovell Canyon, a window of opportunity opens.

“That’s when our firefighters can get really close, they can be really effective because they can stand right next to the fire,” Johnson says.

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