GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — More than 600 firefighters have stopped the growth of a Nevada wildfire southeast of Lake Tahoe that had threatened up to 1,000 homes.
But fire officials warned Friday “a high potential for fire growth remains” as a warm and dry weather pattern persists over the area.
The fire has burned more than 28 square miles of mostly rugged terrain in Douglas County near the California line.
The Bureau of Land Management estimated the fire that broke out Monday evening about 10 miles southeast of Gardnerville is now 30% contained.
Three homes and about three-dozen outbuildings have been destroyed but no injuries have been reported.