As firefighters worked to put out the 445-acre Lovell Canyon fire in the mountains west of the Las Vegas valley Tuesday afternoon, 11 small, separate fires were sparked during a storm that showered the area in lightning strikes.
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The Las Vegas Valley received its first taste of monsoon moisture Tuesday, bringing a rainy forecast that is expected for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
The U.S. Forest Service reported Tuesday that the Lovell Canyon fire had spread to 445 acres, but as of 4:15 p.m. it had been 95 percent contained, according to a tweet from Humboldt Toiyabe.
Triple digit temperatures will stick around this week, but the valley may not be as dry with a slight chance of rain through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Vegas Valley will get its first wave of monsoon weather for the year later this week, according to the National Weather Service.
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