Nevada Forestry Officials Pushing Fire-Safe Communities

Register now for the Dec. 3 summit



CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada forestry officials are convening a virtual summit to help the public learn how to protect their homes from wildfires.

Next week’s summit comes after a devastating 2020 wildfire season across the Western U.S. Last week, two late-season blazes in the eastern Sierra Nevada foothills left one person dead in a blaze near the California community of Walker and destroyed homes there and in Reno.

The state Division of Forestry said its “Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit” will be held on Dec. 3. The summit will feature state, federal and local officials providing information about making communities in wildfire-prone areas better able to avoid major losses. Participants will learn about creating fire-resilient landscapes and steps they can taken to create defensible space around their homes.

Online registration and the summit agenda are available at

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