Firefighters battling small blaze in Mt. Rose Wilderness |

Firefighters battling small blaze in Mt. Rose Wilderness

The Relay Fire was likely caused by lightning.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Firefighters are battling a small wildfire that lightning likely sparked in the Mt. Rose Wilderness.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, North Lake Tahoe and North Tahoe fire protection districts and the Nevada Division of Forestry have responded to the approximate 20 feet by 20 feet blaze called the Relay Fire.

Officials said smoke was visible from Mt. Rose Highway.

No structures are threatened.

Nevada forestry helicopter 402 is providing bucket water drops and reconnaissance support.

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