A thunderstorm cell passing over the Pine Nut Mountains was responsible for multiple lightning strikes above Highway 395 on Tuesday afternoon.
Fires reported included a single tree above Leviathan Mine Road and another near Mount Siegel in the Pine Nuts and another on Hot Springs Mountain.
Some rain fell with the storms, helping to suppress the fires.
The storm prompted the National Weather Service to report at 2:24 p.m. that they were tracking a strong thunderstorm eight miles northwest of Topaz Lake and moving north at 15 mph, leaving lightning, moderate rain and hail behind it. Outflow winds of up …