News Update!!: Laughlin, NV: Fire at Big Bend State Park is 80% contained.
According to the Nevada State Park, the fire named the “Big Bend Fire” is 80% contained and has burned a total of 225.2 acres.
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The fire was burning at Big Bend State Park in Laughlin, Nevada, and started on Sunday, August 18th, 2019.
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Fire crews continuing mop-up efforts throughout the day, extinguishing remaining hot spots.
Needles Highway has re-opened, but a section of Needles Highway in the area of the fire is closed for power line maintenance.
The Big Bend State Park of the Colorado State Recreation Area is anticipated to re-open on Friday, as long as it is determined by park managers and fire officials to be safe to the public.
Park visitors are reminded to stay out of the burn areas, as dangerous underground hot pockets may still exist.