Firefighters in Nev. lose ground to fires; 1 burning near Vegas, and another southwest of Reno

  • by: KEN RITTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 12:13 AM

LAS VEGAS — Firefighters lost ground Monday to two large wildfires burning through parched pine forests in northern and southern Nevada, including a nearly 24-square-mile blaze that forced more than 500 people out of homes in woodsy Mount Charleston enclaves near Las Vegas and a more than 27-square-mile fire in the Pine Nut Mountains southwest of Reno.

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