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Firefighters in mop-up mode at wildfire in Vegas

February 21, 2018

CORRECTS CITY TO LAS VEGAS INSTEAD OF HENDERSON A brush fire at Clark County Wetlands Park produced large plumes of smoke visible throughout much of the valley Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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.

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