Black Mountain 2 Fire reaches 750 acres

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A fireforghter works during burnout operations on the Black Mountain 2 Fire Friday evening. Photo courtesy Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

While fire crews continue to battle the Black Mountain 2 Fire near Pyramid Lake, a second fire five miles away has been contained, the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center reports.

The Black Mountain 2 Fire has reached 750 acres and was 40 percent contained as of Saturday morning. The fire was caused by lightning.

Another fire five miles south of Black Mountain 2 that crews called the Deadwash Fire was contained at 16 acres and crews are mopping up the scene.

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State Route 447 was closed south of Nixon near Little Nixon Rd., but is now open. No structures were threatened by either fire.

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