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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