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Nevada Creek Fire still burning as others in the area enter mop-up phase

Area wildfires are largely entering the mop-up phase.

The Eagle Canyon Fire, 4 miles northeast of Craig, is 60 percent contained. The fire started on Friday and has burned just 29 acres.

The Wegner Fire is 6.4 miles east of Craig and it, too, is at 60 percent containment, having burned 7.5 acres. That fire started Saturday.

Multiple hand crews and a handful of heavy equipment, engines and water tenders have kept both fires in check.

Officials lifted the evacuation order for Stickney Creek and Eagle Canyon residents Saturday night.

The North Hills Fire, meanwhile, is now at 90 percent containment, having burned just over 5,000 acres. No flare-ups are expected, and management of the fire transitioned back to a Type 3 team starting at 6 this morning.

The Nevada Creek Fire, started by lightning and first reported on Thursday is still burning southeast of Lincoln. The blaze had burned 55 acres at last report, and more than 100 personnel are on site.

There is an area closure in place but no structures are threatened.

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