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Crews are battling a vegetation fire west of Highway 395

Wednesday, July 16 — A lightning-caused fire burning west of Highway 395 is contained at approximately 15 percent as of this morning, Wednesday, July 16.

According to information from the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center in Minden, Nevada, the fire started at approximately 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 and is burning in grass and sage brush. No structures are threatened.

Another crew has been ordered today for a total of three hand crews.

In addition, more than 100 personnel, three air tankers, one dozer, two helicopters, one dozer, 10 command staff and one water tender have been fighting the blaze.

Crews are working to construct a line around both flanks of the fire.

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