Carter Springs fire grows to 3,000 acres |

Carter Springs fire grows to 3,000 acres

Tribune staff report

Firefighters were able to establish a perimeter for the Carter Springs fire, which had grown to about 3,000 acres Sunday afternoon.

As of 2 p.m., the fire was reportedly 35 percent contained. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze and improve the perimeters with support from water drops from helicopters.

The fire is burning mostly unburned areas within the fire perimeter on predominately Bureau of Land Management public lands in the southern Pine Nut Mountains. No structures have been lost at this time. Power lines are down at the fire scene, but they are de-energized, which has impacted some local rural residences.

Highway 395 is open in both directions, but motorists are asked to slow down while traveling through the area and to watch for emergency vehicles accessing the area.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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