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Firefighters hope fire will be contained by 6 p.m.

Staff Reports

Firefighters hope to have a line completely around a fire burning near Horseshoe Bend on the Carson River by 6 p.m. tonight.

The fire has burned 335 acres since it was first reported 12:47 p.m. Sunday. Sierra Front Information Officers Elayne Briggs reported the fire is almost entirely within the area of the Mud fire which burned two years ago.

The fire is burning grass, bursh, pinon and juniper and timber on land managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

No structures are threatened, but the burned area is winter deer habitat, according to Briggs.

About 125 people are working on the fire including five hand crews and nine fire engines. A single helicopter is dropping water on the blaze, which was 20 percent contained as of 6 p.m. today.