LAUGHLIN, Nev. (KLAS) — A brush fire that sparked over the weekend at Big Bend State Park outside of Laughlin is now 75 percent contained, according to a tweet from LVMPD’s dispatch page. The last update from officials said the fire had scorched more than 225 acres.
More than 80 firefighters from several departments worked Sunday through the night into Monday to fight the blaze. Campgrounds were evacuated, and a few power poles were knocked to the ground.
The fire, which started around 1 p.m. Sunday according to the Clark County Fire Department, also shut down part of Needles Highway.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.