UPDATE - 5:40PM - Sierra Front is reporting that the fire is 100 percent contained.
UPDATE - 10:20AM - BLM is reporting two heat-related injuries have been reported and no structures have been lost.
Highway 342 from the "Y' through Silver City to Virginia City will remain closed today. Onlookers are asked to stay out of the area so fire crews can safely conduct operations and operations are not hindered.
UPDATE 8:00AM- The brush fire near Silver City is now 75% contained at this time. According to fire officials Highway 342 which goes through Silver City to Viginia City will remain closed throughout the morning.
UPDATE 9:45PM - The brush fire size has now been downgraded to 96 acres.
UPDATE 6:00PM: The Pedlar Road fire has grown to 300 acres and is burning just Southwest of Silver City near the railroad tracks. Parts of Highways 341 and 342 have been closed because of the blaze.
Fire crews are attacking the blaze from the ground and the air, with more than 20 engines, three aircraft and three dozers.
A shelter has been opened at Dayton High School. The cause of the fire or estimated time of containment are unknown at this time.
UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: News 4's crew on the scene reports residents of Silver City are now being evacuated because of the brush fire. The fire is burning 75 acres.
SILVER CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Fire crews are battling a brush fire Southwest of Silver City. Sierra Front tells News 4 that the fire is burning off of Pedlar Road near the railroad tracks. Fire crews are attacking this fire from the ground and the air, and about 15 acres have been burned so far. No report of how this fire started or when it is expected to be contained. A number of homes and structures are threatened, but no damage has been reported yet.