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August 17, 2013
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15-acre fire burning in Eldorado Canyon

A 15-acre wildfire was burning late Saturday night in Eldorado Canyon.

The fire started about 5:15 Saturday afternoon. It was likely caused by a thunderstom that went through the region Saturday afternoon.

According to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center, 55 personnel were working the fire about 10 miles east of Carson City and eight miles south of Dayton. The fire is burning in a remote area that is difficult to access.

At 8 p.m., Sierra Front said the fire is active and has potential to spread.

No structures are threatened. There is no estimate of containment or control.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 6, 2014 06:14PM Published Aug 17, 2013 06:39PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.