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Lightning starts fire near Mountain Springs

Molly Waldron

Lightning starts fire near Mountain Springs

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Aug 16, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A fire burned 15 acres near Mountain Springs, on State Route 160 west of Las Vegas on Thursday.

The fire began with a lightning strike just after 3 p.m. 

The area impacted was near the pass between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

A Bureau of Land Management spokesperson said several crews worked to contain the fire.

The blaze was not considered a threat to any structures, and no injuries were reported.