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West Nevada Wildfire Closes Road, No Structures Threatened

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 firefighters are battling a western Nevada wildfire that has burned about 4 square miles of grass and timber in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Gardnerville.

The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the fire believed to be sparked by lightning after noon on Wednesday has forced the closure of one road, Pine Nut Road 2.

But no structures face any immediate threats. The blaze was burning in Douglas County about 3 miles south of the Sierra Spirit Ranch were currently threatened. Two helicopters were dropping water on the flames Thursday afternoon.