PHOTOS: Prater Fire Threatens Hospital, Homes

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The Prater Fire burned about 3,000 acres of grass and brush on the hills east of Sparks Sunday, Aug. 6, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. The fire, potentially sparked by lightning seen in the area, threatened some homes as well as Northern Nevada Medical Center. Both ground and air crews responded to quickly redirect flames away from structures.

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Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at ThisisReno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad