Smoke from Calif. wildfire seen in northern Nevada
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) – More than 100 firefighters are being aided by air tankers and helicopters as they battle a nearly 2-square-mile wildfire in Northern California that is sending smoke wafting into northern Nevada.
The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center in Minden reports the Buckeye Fire charred about 1,200 acres of grass and sagebrush in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest off U.S. 395 near Bridgeport, Calif.
The blaze started a little before noon Sunday, and prompted the evacuation of the Buckeye campground.
The cause wasn’t immediately identified, and no containment percentage was reported.
KRNV-TV in Reno reports (http://bit.ly/phMT5z ) that smoke was seen Sunday in Hawthorne.
Crews from the Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and Cal Fire were at work on the fire.