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Crews near containment of wildfire on peak east of Lake Mead

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 16:50:20-04

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) - Firefighters say they've mostly contained a wildfire burning in short grass and brush on a rugged mountain east of Lake Mead.

Fire officials report they expect to have the Bonelli Peak fire fully contained by late Monday.

The National Park Service and federal Bureau of Land Management say no injuries are reported, no structures are threatened and area roads remain open.

Officials say nearly 7 square miles (18 square kilometers) burned after lightning sparked the fire late Wednesday at the edge of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada.

About 66 firefighters were on the fire line southeast of Echo Bay and north of Temple Bar marina in Arizona.