Tag Archives: Nevada

Fire Marshal: Arcing Power Lines Caused Reno Brush Fire

Brush fire burned 500-acre in the Sierra foothills     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles (8 kilometers) away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale ...

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Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

Fuels breaks are planned in six states     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 ...

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11 Prescribed Burns Planned Around Lake Tahoe

Removing excess vegetation and slash piles     RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and its partners plan nearly a dozen prescribed fire operations around Lake Tahoe this week to help clear out underbrush that can fuel wildfires. ...

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Nevada Wildfire Victims Share Varied Stories

“You never will forget smoke smell once you smell it,”     RENO, Nev. (AP) — With a wind-whipped wildfire roaring through a Reno neighborhood, David Howton sprang into action with a garden hose and was lucky to save his ...

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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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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 ...

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Reno Wildfire Fully Contained

Five homes destroyed, 24 damaged     RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Fire Department says a wildfire that destroyed or damaged 29 homes has been contained around 100% of its perimeter as an investigation into the cause continued. The ...

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Reno: Wildfire Destroyed Five Homes, Damaged 24

Containment increased to at least 75%     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities now say five homes were destroyed and 24 damaged by a wind-driven wildfire that roared through a Reno neighborhood. Of the homes damaged Tuesday, three were heavily ...

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Nevada Wildfire Evacuees Returning Home

Two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze     By SCOTT SONNER and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A day after a wind-whipped wildfire in northern Nevada roared through a neighborhood in Reno and destroyed at ...

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Wildfire Destroys Multiple Reno Homes

As many as 500 homes threatened     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed several homes in a Reno neighborhood Tuesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on ...

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