Crews containing Reno's lightning-sparked wildfire

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Updated: 7/16/2014 11:24 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire crews have the upper hand on a lightning-sparked wildfire near Reno but the forecast calls for more thunderstorms that could bring new fire threats as well as flooding along the Sierra's eastern front.

About 140 firefighters remained on the lines Wednesday at the blaze that has burned 400 acres of brush and grass on Forest Service land near U.S. Highway 395 at Bordertown just northwest of Reno.

The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center says the fire started at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. It's now 15 percent contained.

No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

The National Weather Service says more storms are coming. A flash flood watch is in effect through Thursday for Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and parts of Douglas, Story, Lyon and Mineral counties.

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