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Brush fire at Wetlands Park sends up large plume of smoke


Steve Marcus

Brush burns in the Clark County Wetlands Park Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 | 9:06 a.m.

A brush fire at the Clark County Wetlands Park this afternoon created a large column of smoke visible across the valley, according to fire officials.

The Clark County Fire Department began battling the blaze about 5:45 p.m. in the wetlands area at the far east end of Flamingo Road, Fire Chief Greg Cassell said.

No structures are threatened, he said, and fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management have been called to assist.

The fire burned a little more than 14 acres, Cassell said. Clark County and BLM firefighters were on scene all night and were turning the site over Wednesday to a 21-person crew from the Nevada Division of Forestry for mop up, he said.

Crews are expected to be finished by nightfall, Cassell said.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

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Smoke can be seen from a brush fire at the Clark County Wetlands Park, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The vantage point was the Southeast Career Technical Academy in the southeast valley.