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Wildfire’s in Palomino Valley

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The Perry Fire grew to 47,690 acres overnight Tuesday and firefighters remain concerned about the fire's southwest edge, a front close to structures where fire activity has been particularly high, according to Perry Fire Information Officer Sarah Wheeler.

The fire was 31 percent contained Wednesday morning.

Flames made a run up the side of Virginia Mountain late Tuesday afternoon but firefighters and air tankers were able to protect infrastructure on the mountain's peak.

Structures have been lost to the flames, but the extent of the damage is still unclear at this time, Wheeler said.

Firefighters Wednesday are keeping their eyes on gusty winds and hot temperatures forecast in coming days. The winds will blow at least some of the heavy smoke in the area out, but it will also create conditions prime for extreme fire behavior.

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (KOLO) https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6046/”

Perry Fire southwest of Pyramid Lake is fully contained after burning 51,400 acres, or 80.3 square miles.

BLM photo of Virginia Peak National Weather Service radar and emergency communications array, narrowly missed by the Perry Fire.

Evacuations were lifted days earlier for the fire, which started July 27, 2018. It cost at least $2.6 million to fight.

Three homes and 15 other structures were damaged or destroyed, according to BLM.

David Radonski was arrested by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Tuesday, July 31, 2018 as part of a joint investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, and BLM Law Enforcement.

Radonski is charged with two counts of First-Degree Arson and 41 counts of Third-Degree Arson. Investigators say additional charges may be filed once a full assessment of the fire’s damage has been completed.

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