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Crews gain more control over Nevada fire visible from space


RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lighter winds brought some relief Wednesday to crews working to contain a wildfire in northern Nevada that is so big it can be seen from space.

The flames were nearly halfway contained and no populated areas were threatened, the National Fire Interagency Center said.

Investigators say they suspect Fourth of July campers started the blaze that has burned nearly 700 square miles (1,813 square kilometers) in a remote area about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the Idaho border.

But the specific cause of the fire first reported on July 5 was still being investigated.

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