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As summer wildfires burn throughout the west, firefighters in Nevada are on high alert. In recent years wildfires have gotten worse due to the spread of highly-flammable cheatgrass which is replacing sagebrush on the grasslands of the high desert. Jon Christensen reports from Battle Mountain in Lander County.

Bureau of Land Managment - Battle Mountain

Top Ten Fires of 1999 - National Interagency Fire Center

Jon Christensen is author of the book, "Nevada" and editor of

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