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Southern Nevada wildfire on federal land 90% contained

June 14, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews that have been fighting a wildfire on federal land in southern Nevada say it is nearly fully contained.

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say the Sandy Valley Fire is at 90% containment. The fire, which has burned nearly 2 square miles (5 square kilometers) lines remained steady despite low humidity and gusty winds on Sunday.

Firefighters are targeting achieving full containment this week.

The blaze was first reported Thursday 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Las Vegas. It is believed to have been sparked by target shooting, authorities said.

It has been relegated to lands overseen by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. The landscape is comprised of grass, brush and pinyon-juniper.