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UPDATE: Sandy Valley Fire now at 1.5K acres, 0% containment near Mountain Springs; officials say it was human caused |

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UPDATE: Sandy Valley Fire now at 1.5K acres, 0% containment near Mountain Springs; officials say it was human caused

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — Fire crews are currently on the scene of a wildfire between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

It is happening near Mountain Springs, just off SR 160.

The call originally came out at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Officials say 15 acres were burned at the time.

Just after 6 p.m., officials said the wildfire had grown to an estimated 300 acres.

By 8:30 p.m., the Bureau of Land Management said in a tweet that the newly named "Sandy Valley Fire" had grown to 700 acres.

Later, by 10:30 p.m. the fire had grown to 1,500 acres in size, according to the Nevada Fire Info website. There is also 0% containment.

CCFD officials say the fire has extended into trees, creating a large volume of smoke.

No structures have been threatened and no injuries have been reported.

As a precaution, campers and a Boy Scout troop have been evacuated from the area.

Officials also say the fire was caused by humans and is under investigation.

Here’s a look at the flames of the #SandyValleyFire. Again, around 700 acres have burned. Fire crews are working to handle the situation, but @blmnv says containment is still at 0% at this point. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/Y3luCBh3ju

— Orko Manna (@orko_manna) June 11, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and local fire departments are all working together to battle the blaze.