The fire started in the high desert near the agricultural inspection station at the Nevada-California line at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. It was estimated to be 20 percent contained Wednesday evening with full containment expected by 11 p.m. Thursday.
The Mt. Charleston blue butterfly, a delicate gray and baby blue insect that is less than an inch long and is found in the upper elevations of Mount Charleston, is a distinct subspecies of the wider-ranging Shasta blue butterfly.
The Bureau of Land Management says budget constraints will cause it to remove fewer wild horses and burros from public rangeland this year.
A BLM spokewoman reports 60 percent containment of the approximately 10,300-acre Middle Ridge Fire, 80 percent containment of the 1,127-acre Cottonwood Fire and 95 percent containment of the 761-acre Greek Peak Fire in Utah.