UPDATE: On Aug. 10 the Mt. Stirling fire in Indian Springs was being fought by air mainly as smoke jumpers joined crews, according to Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Fire crews responded to a fire nearly 90 miles northwest of the Las Vegas valley on Wednesday.
The 15-acre fire was reported in the area of Mt. Stirling in Indian Springs, Nevada shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest.
Fire crews had four air tankers, and eight smoke jumpers respond to the area.
No details were released regarding the cause of the fire.
However, lighting and rain were reported in the area around 2:30 p.m.
The York Fire hit the Las Vegas valley with smoke last week.
The latest communication from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group announced that the 93,078-acre blaze burning near the border of California and Nevada had been 93% contained.
The York Fire has an estimated containment date of August 14.