2 fires burn in northeast Nevada near pipeline

2 fires burn in northeast Nevada near pipeline

CREATED Jul. 17, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Crews are battling a pair of wildfires that have charred a total of about 4 square miles of northeast Nevada rangeland, including one that burned through power lines and threatened the Ruby Pipeline near Tuscarora.

Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Lesli Ellis-Wouters said Wednesday one firefighter suffered a minor heat-related injury but was treated and released from an Elko hospital.

The Wieland fire started about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday about 8 miles south of Tuscarora. At one point several structures were threatened, but the BLM said none was in immediate danger midday Wednesday.

About 100 firefighters with air tanker support are working that 650-acre fire. It's estimated to be 10 percent contained with full containment expected Friday.

The lightning-sparked Cattle Guard fire has burned nearly 2,000 acres of reservation land near Owyee. It should be fully contained before Thursday.

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