Fire engulfed and completely burned a house at 1080 Skyline Blvd. in Battle Mountain.
Fire engulfed and completely burned a house at 1080 Skyline Blvd. in Battle Mountain.
Fire engulfed and completely burned a house at 1080 Skyline Blvd. in Battle Mountain but no injuries occurred.

Lander County Sheriff Ron Unger stated the fire started on the front porch and was reported at approximately 12:26 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29.

Firefighters arrived and battled the fire for over four hours but the structure was a loss. 

Wind was a key factor. 

“We were not only battling the fire, we were fighting with the wind,” said Unger. “The fire started on the porch on the east side of the house and the wind was blowing 20 mph to the west, pushing the fire into the house.” 

Unger stated firefighters used 10,000 gallons of water, three firefighter trucks and three tankers to put out the fire. 

“It was a mess,” said Unger.