SPARKS, Nev. — Firefighters in northern Nevada have made significant progress in their efforts to put out wildfires that have been burning since last week.
The Great Basin Regional Incident Management Team on Monday said a wildfire that burned about 155 square miles (400 square kilometers) of land just north of Wadsworth is fully contained.
Officials say they expect crews on Monday to also complete control lines around a 65-square-mile (168-square-kilometers) fire northeast of Sparks and a blaze near Palomino Valley that grew to at least 7.5 square miles (19 square kilometers).
Officials say 200 firefighters on Sunday worked on another wildfire near Palomino Valley that was reported Saturday. Officials say the fire that prompted the evacuations of about 15 homes has grown to about half a square mile (1.3 square kilometers).