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Crews containing Reno's wildfire; storms expected

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Fire crews have the upper hand on a lightning-sparked wildfire near Reno, but the forecast calls for more thunderstorms that could bring new fire threats as well as flooding along the Sierra's eastern front.

About 120 firefighters remained on the lines Wednesday evening at the blaze that has burned just over a square mile, or 700 acres, of brush and grass on U.S. Forest Service land near U.S. Highway 395 at Bordertown, just northwest of Reno.

No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

The fire started in the high desert near the agricultural inspection station at the Nevada-California line at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center says all of the fire's forward progress has been halted. It's estimated to be 20 percent contained with full containment expected by 11 p.m. Thursday.

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