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Wildfire near Carvers in Nevada’s Nye County

Firefighters this week continued battling a wildland fire in northern Nye County, a blaze that had grown to 120 acres.

The Howard Fire initially was reported last week as a 30-acre fire.

“The slow-moving fire is located approximately three miles southwest of Carvers,” officials from the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest said via Twitter on Nov. 9.

By the next day, the blaze had grown to 120 acres with 10 percent containment.

“Cold temps and short days are limiting fire activity,” officials said in a tweet.

Containment of the fire, in the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District, grew to 50 percent by late Sunday, 80 percent on Monday and 95 percent on Tuesday.

The blaze is west of Nevada Highway 376.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation. Timber and brush are burning, said Naaman Horn of the Forest Service. Resources included two engines and two hand crews, he said Tuesday.

No injuries were reported or any damage to homes or other structures.

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