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Wildfire burning in eastern Nevada mountains

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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jun 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-26 00:27:08-04

ELKO COUNTY, Nevada — A wildfire broke out Saturday afternoon in a mountain range near the Utah-Nevada border.

The Goshute Fire was first reported around 4:30 p.m. in the Goshute Wilderness Study Area, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The area is located south of West Wendover, Nevada.

The fire was estimated at 20 acres as of Saturday evening, burning in a rugged and remote area high in the mountains near Goshute Peak.


Its cause was unknown.

Air tankers have been dropping fire retardant in the area, and helicopters and hand crews will be responding as well.