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Huntsman Fire Engulfs 700 Acres Near Overton, Nevada: Ongoing Battle Against Wildfire

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, September 23, 2023 9:49 am

Overton, Nevada – A destructive wildfire, dubbed the Huntsman Fire, has ravaged approximately 700 acres of land in the Moapa Valley near Overton, Nevada. The fire ignited at around 2:42 p.m. and continued to blaze as of 10 p.m. on Friday.

The rapid escalation of the fire triggered a prompt and well-coordinated response from various local and federal agencies. However, their efforts are being severely challenged by strong and unpredictable winds prevailing in the region, as reported in an official news release.

“Fire crews immediately went into action to contain and mitigate the blaze, focusing on protecting lives, property, and the natural environment,” officials stated.

In an effort to strategically contain the wildfire, firefighting teams are diligently working to curtail the fire’s expansion and prevent it from encroaching into neighboring areas.

Officials emphasized that the situation is dynamic, with authorities closely monitoring the fire’s progress and adapting their response accordingly.

Residents and visitors in the vicinity have been urged to heed evacuation orders if issued and to cooperate fully with emergency services.

Credits: KTNV

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