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Como wildfire 20 percent contained

Officials say a wildfire burning in Nevada's Pinenut Mountains is 20 percent contained.

The Como Fire broke out around noon Sunday and is burning in rugged terrain southeast of Dayton. No homes or structures are threatened. As of midday Monday, it has burned about 800 acres of mostly sagebrush and pinion-juniper.

The Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators say it was sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday and fueled by gusty winds.

Three air tankers and three helicopters are assisting 160 firefighters on the ground.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 10, 2012 07:26PM Published Sep 10, 2012 07:25PM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.