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Wildfire In Northern Nevada Caused By Lightning

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Crews are battling a wildfire in northern Nevada that was caused by lightning.

The Nevada Division of Forestry said Tuesday that a fire is burning sage and grass in a seven-square-mile area on private land north of Interstate 80, about half way between Battle Mountain and Elko.

There are no immediate threats to buildings or people.

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As of midday Tuesday, it was about 25 percent contained with 200 crew members at the scene.

A spokeswoman said it is expected to be contained by Wednesday.