The approximately 11,500-acre North Schell Fire is 37-percent contained. Full containment is expected by July 4. A red flag warning is in effect for high winds.
The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain on the east side of the Schell Mountain Range, 20 miles northeast of Ely, Nev. It is consuming white fir, mountain mahogany, pinion-pine, juniper, grass, understory and sagebrush.
State Route 893 is open to the public, but motorists are encouraged to remain out of the fire area. Kalamazoo Road remains closed until further notice.
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