Nightly News   |  July 12, 2013

West grapples with fire, dust

A stubborn fire continues to burn in Nevada while a massive dust storm is moving through Phoenix, creating low visibility. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the federal government says the top firefighting priority in the western u.s. right now is the stubborn fire sparked by lightning and burning along the mountains adjacent to las vegas . just 25 miles outside of town. the fight has been going on for days. much of the city has been blanketed in smoke. now over 1,000 firefighters are on this job.

>>> and some incredible pictures out of phoenix, arizona tonight, where they're dealing with sudden low visibility in the midst of a massive dust storm moving right through, blanketing a huge part of that city.