ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada forestry firefighter says a wildfire that grew from a rancher's controlled burn shows how changeable spring weather can be.

Nevada Division of Forestry Battalion Chief Sam Hicks said the Tuesday blaze at a ranch near Clubine and Lower Lamoille got out of the property owner's control.

Hicks says he believes the property owner had a burn permit to burn dead vegetation and brush in a marshy area among willows.

Hicks says sudden wind gusts rekindled and spread flames.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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