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Little Valley Fire: See social media updates from the scene

Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier staff reports

UPDATE 10 a.m. SATURDAY

The Little Valley Fire has grown to an estimated at 3,460 acres with 5 percent containment, officials confirmed Saturday morning. Four injuries due to smoke inhalation have been reported.

The Sierra Front Type III Incident Management Team reports that 22 homes and 17 outbuildings have been destroyed.

There are still 500 structures under threat. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This fire was first reported at 1:38 a.m. on Friday, having started in the Little Valley.

The fire is burning in the vicinity of Franktown Road (which is closed) and Old Highway 395A, which is open in both directions, but has heavy traffic from fire vehicles.

Interstate 580 is open in both directions.

The fire is burning in timber, sage and grass. High winds on Saturday created erratic fire behavior, but fire behavior has moderated due to rain having been received within the fire perimeter. Next major wind event is forecast for late on Saturday and into Sunday.

Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a verbal State of Emergency for the fire Friday morning, in order to provide rescue teams with all the necessary resources to fight the massive fire.

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