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Containment Grows For Little Valley Fire

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(AP) - Rainfall is helping temper a Nevada wildfire that has destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City but creating new concerns about flooding.

Fire officials said Sunday that wet weather over the weekend bolstered efforts to contain the Little Valley Fire, which was burning in the Washoe Valley.

The 3,400-acre fire is now 55 percent contained.  

The public is being advised to stay away from the area due to the possibility of rock falls or debris flows.

The Little Valley fire began early Friday and the cause is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, in South Lake Tahoe, the Emerald Fire is 100 percent contained as of Monday morning. However, Highway 89 remains closed as Cal Trans crews continue to clear the roadway of debris and to evaluate damaged trees for removal.