UPDATE: Fire perimeter grows to 91 acres at Red Rock Canyon


The fire at Pine Creek in Red Rock Canyon has burned portions of 91 acres Friday in the National Conservation area.

The fire is currently 70 percent contained with full containment estimated by Saturday evening. Mop up efforts are underway now, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

The fire started near the north side of Pine Creek around 6:15 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation, although it is known to have been started by humans, the BLM said.

It has burned in a mosaic pattern with large unburned areas in the 91 acres. The fire has blackened around 20 acres.

The Scenic Drive is still open, but the Pine Creek parking lot and trails are closed. The Pine Creek Fire is moving slowly and spreading among the grass and shrubs.

Seven engines, one handcrew, one squad, one air attack plane, one helicopter and about 50 firefighters from Bureau of Land Management, Clark County, U.S. Forest Service and Nevada Division of Forestry are working to put out the fire. Single Engine Air Tankers are on standby. 

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