Fire near Mt. Charleston's Mary Jane Falls 35 percent contained - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Fire near Mt. Charleston's Mary Jane Falls 35 percent contained

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A police vehicle near a wildfire in the Mary Jane Falls area of Mount Charleston on Oct. 14, 2016. (Source: Sharon Cannon/Facebook) A police vehicle near a wildfire in the Mary Jane Falls area of Mount Charleston on Oct. 14, 2016. (Source: Sharon Cannon/Facebook)
MT. CHARLESON (FOX5) -

The October Fire burning near Mary Jane Falls was 35 percent contained Sunday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. 

The forest service said the fire that had grown to 27 acres was caused buy an escaped illegal campfire. 

On Sunday, the forest service said a helicopter assigned to the fire was not being used due to high winds. 

The forest service said 30 firefighters were at the scene of the fire on Saturday. "Two 20 person hand crews and one helicopter are in route to lend assistance," the forest service tweeted. 

Several FOX5 viewers on Friday reported seeing heavy smoke in the popular Mary Jane Falls area of Mount Charleston.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reported via Twitter that crews were assisting other agencies at the scene in Kyle Canyon. 

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the October Fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. above Mary Jane Falls.

The Mary Jane Falls trail is closed until further notice, and crews are actively working to suppress the blaze.

In addition to the U.S. Forest Service and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Bureau of Land Management, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District and Clark County crews are battling the wildfire.

The forest service said "there have been five human started fires in the last 30 days." Visitors were urged to adhere to fire restrictions and only light campfires within established fire rings at designated campgrounds and picnic areas. 

The nearby Lost Fire continues to burn sparse fuels within the fire’s perimeter, the Forest Service reported. 

[READ: Fire burns near Mary Jane Falls]

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