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More Progress Made on Nevada Wildfires

LAS VEGAS  -- Firefighters in Nevada have contained one fire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas and report good progress on another that burned more than a dozen buildings in a small ranching town.

The Bureau of Land Management says the fire that burned 600 acres and destroyed 15 buildings in Moapa was still 50 percent contained as of midday Monday.

But winds were calm and there were no visible flames. The fire broke out Thursday 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas and was sparked by a wood chipper.

Firefighters, meanwhile, contained the 20-acre Cathedral fire on Mount Charleston that was caused by an illegal campfire. A Forest Service spokeswoman says about 35 firefighters were continuing mop-up efforts and removing tree hazards. No serious injuries were reported in either blaze. 

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