UPDATE: Potosi Fire grows to more than 200 acres

LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Forest Service says the Potosi Fire has grown to more than 200 acres as of 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

The fire is burning on the west side of Potosi Mountain in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Spring Mountain National Recreation Area

The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are working to get the fire under control.

.@ClarkCountyFD: BLM & US Forest Service responding to a fire on Pahrump side of Potosi Mtn. It is burning on fed lands in inaccessible area pic.twitter.com/szBC8u0USj

Mt. Potosi is about 30 miles southwest of the central part of Las Vegas. The fire is said to be on the Pahrump side of Mt. Potosi.

Fire officials say two fires were sparked by dry lightning Thursday evening. One near a Boy Scout camp and the other near Cottonwood Pass.

Below is a time-lapse of the smoke from the fire.

There wasn't any other information released, but 'smokejumpers," which are wildland firefighters who parachute into a remote area to combat wildfires, were expected to arrive in the morning.

Both fires are said to be well out of reach of any neighborhoods. 


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