The National Weather Service says a wildfire near the coastal town of El Reno, Nev., was “very likely” fueled by a water supply issue.
The El Reno fire, which has destroyed more than 1,000 structures, was sparked on Monday by a “large tree branch fall,” which caused a pipe to burst.
That water supply problem has caused problems with local sewerage, according to the National Weather Services.
The water supply system was shut down after a fire on Tuesday that destroyed more homes, according the weather service.
El Reno was one of more than a dozen communities affected by the wildfires that began Dec. 18.
In total, more than 11,000 people have been evacuated as of Monday afternoon, according National Guard.