Wildfire reported at Nevada National Security site in Nye County

NORTH LAS VEGAS - A wildfire that broke out Saturday in the remote mountainous northwest region of the Nevada National Security Site has grown to 5,000 acres.

According to authorities, the fire was started by a lightning strike.  Due to the terrain, NNSS firefighters have not been able to gain access to the fire.

However, aerial tanker assets have been requested from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wildland fire division.  They're expected to arrive within the next 24 hours to drop fire retardant to help fight
the blaze.

The fire is burning pinion pines and juniper bushes.  No one was hurt and no structures have been damaged.

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