- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Fire investigators are blaming target shooters for starting a wildland blaze that continues to burn northeast of Reno near Pyramid Lake.

The fire has burned about 240 acres of grass and brush, but no structures are threatened.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials said about 90 firefighters had the blaze about 90 percent contained by noon Sunday.

They confirmed the fire was started by target shooters who fled the scene at about 2 p.m. Friday in the Painted Hills Range north of Mullen Pass.

Anyone with information about this fire or the individuals who may be responsible should call the BLM at 775-885-6117.


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