50°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Officials say Cottonwood Fire nearly contained

A wildfire burning just southwest of Las Vegas was nearly contained Friday evening, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Cottonwood Fire near Mount Potosi had burned 2,834 acres and was 93 percent contained, up from 5 percent the day before, according to a report posted by Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

The fire, which was started by lightning, began burning Monday but as of Thursday all nearby roads had been reopened, officials said.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

THE LATEST
 
Historic Westside interfaith service celebrates MLK holiday

The church service was part of a series of “King Week” events organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, which will include the 40th annual parade honoring the civil rights icon Monday morning in downtown Las Vegas.

The top 10 rated beers in Nevada

If you’ve ever been curious about which beers are most popular in the Silver State, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated beer in Nevada using ratings from BeerAdvocate .