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June 15, 2012
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Wildfire burning in hills north of Wabuska

A big thunderhead that developed over the Sierra and headed north through Mason Valley on Thursday night set a 1,000 acre wildfire in the hills north of Wabuska in Lyon County. The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch reports about 70 firefighters are working the Weeks fire sparked by lightning at about 6:50 p.m. The fire is burning in cheat grass and brush on property held in trust by the Bureau of Land Management.

Lyon County, the U.S. Forest Service and the Nevada Division of Forestry are working on the fire. No structures are threatened.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 15, 2012 08:33PM Published Jun 15, 2012 09:21AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.