Martin Fire grows to largest fire in the country at 435,569 acres, 95 percent contained

Martin Fire grows to largest fire in the country at 439,230 acres, 48 percent contained

The fire burning near the small northern Nevada town of Paradise Valley has been named the largest in the U.S., according to NASA.

The Martin Fire, which broke out on July 5, 2018, has burned 435,369 acres and is 95 percent contained as of 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 12.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Martin Fire.

Hot, dry, and windy conditions have created extremely challenging conditions for more than approximately 572 firefighters to fight the 680 mile long blaze.

No structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported, according to fire officials.

The cause of the fire has been found to be human-based.

The Nevada Bureau of Land Management and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone who may have been camping or in the vicinity of Martin Creek or Martin Creek Canyon on the night of July 4, to contact the Humboldt County Secret Witness Line at 775-623-6969 or the BLM Law Enforcement Tip Line at 775-885-6117.

To find the latest on the Martin Fire, click here.

Anyone with information about this fire or individuals who may be responsible, please contact BLM law enforcement at (775) 857-3511.

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