Firefighters in mop-up mode at wildfire in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews in Las Vegas are moving into mop-up mode after a wildland blaze burned more than 14 acres overnight in a wetland area.
Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says firefighters for the county and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management turned the site over to a 21-person crew from the Nevada Division of Forestry early Wednesday.
The fire that broke out just after 5 p.m. Tuesday sent up large plumes of smoke, but never threatened any buildings.
No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Cassell says the mop-up effort should be complete by nightfall.