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Firefighters Battling Wildfire In Elko County

Forest Service officials are battling a wildfire 20 miles to the southwest of Owyhee in Elko County.

The South Sugarloaf Fire has grown to nearly 69,000 acres in size, and is roughly 20 percent contained.

Officials say they've not been able to use aerial firefighting equipment as much as they would like because of low visibility from the fire.

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More than 300 officials are working on battling the blaze, sparked by lightning last Friday.

Current estimates have the fire contained by Friday, Aug. 31.