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5,000 Acres Burn On Mt. Charleston

High winds fueled a wildfire on Mount Charleston Sunday afternoon.

The Mahogany Fire was first reported as a brush fire near Archery Range and Deer Creek roads about 2:40 p.m.

Some 5,000 acres had been consumed by around 7:30 last night.

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As winds drop off Monday, fire officials will be able to use air support for suppression operations. NV Energy, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, shut off power lines at Mount Charleston and said power would be restored when it is safe to do so, which could be Monday.

The cause of the fire is unknown.