BLM says fire in Eureka and White Pine counties now 80 percent contained

A fire that has burned more than 1,900 acres in Eureka and White Pine counties is now 80 percent contained, the Bureau Land Management said in a statement Sunday.

The Pinto Fire has burned 1,912 acres Eureka and White Pine counties in an area about 15 miles southeast of Eureka, the statement said. Full containment is expected by Tuesday evening.

The fire is burning in priority sage grouse habitat, consuming pinion-juniper, brush and grasses, the statement said.

There is no threat to private property. Firefighter and public safety are top priorities, the release said. “Firefighters are implementing a full-suppression strategy, using all available resources to protect life and property, and resources,” the statement said.

The fire was first reported about 12:15 p.m. Thursday. The fire’s cause is unknown.

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