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Elko sheriff issues evacuation alert for some in Spring Creek due to 600-acre fire

(MGN Online)

Residents along two roads in the Spring Creek area have been asked to be ready to evacuate for a 600-acre fire in the region.

The Elko County Sheriff's Office said said in an update that no mandatory evacuation is in place Tuesday night, but residents on Lower Lamoille Road and Hog Tommy Road should stay prepared.

The Rabbit Creek Fire has burned an estimated 600 acres as of about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

The Spring Creek Association has asked on Facebook that residents be prepared and monitor updates on social media.

Spring Creek Elementary School would serve as an evacuation site, according to the association, with Horse Palace available for livestock.

No other details on the evacuations were immediately available. Sister-station KENV reports that Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts is asking residents to remain on high alert, and that no damage or injuries have been reported.

The Bureau of Land Management said several lighting-sparked fires have been reported in the Elko District on Tuesday.

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