State line fire: 300 acres and growing |

State line fire: 300 acres and growing

Emma Garrard/Sierra SunFire engines from local agencies line the westbound lane of Interstate 80 Monday afternoon. Four tankers, six hand crews and two helicopters tried to contain the wildland fire in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

The wildfire burning in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near Interstate 80 and the California-Nevada state line grew to 300 acres and its expected containment is unknown, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews from surrounding agencies battled the blaze through the night, which started Monday at about 1:30 p.m. about 500 feet from the westbound lanes of I-80.

Threatened by flames, residents of a home about three-fourths of a mile from the fire may be evacuated if necessary, said Marnie Bonesteel, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s public information officer.

Bonesteel said no injuries have been reported.

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