Tag Archives: Nevada

California Wildfire Smoke Closes Reno Schools

Record-breaking heat wave in Nevada     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A blanket of hazy smoke from California wildfires prompted the closure of schools Thursday in Reno-Sparks for the second time this week due to ...

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Wildfire Smoke Causes Postponed Reopening of Reno Schools

Poor air quality due to the Loyalton Fire smoke     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — After weeks of debating how best to begin the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials in Reno ...

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Retardant on Windshield when Planes Collided at Nevada Fire

Witness said plane was closely trailing another     LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of two firefighting planes that collided above Nevada last month, killing both pilots, may have been hit by retardant dropped by the other one shortly before ...

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Wildfire Tankers Collide Over Nevada Wildfire

Pilots killed in mid-air collision while fighting Bishop Fire     CALIENTE, Nev. (AP) — Two small air-tankers collided in mid-air in southeast Nevada on Thursday while battling a growing wildfire about 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas. ...

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Tankers Help Contain Fire South of Reno

Firefighters and tankers kept the fire at 120 acres     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Strong winds caused a structure fire to spread into south Reno wildland, threatening more than 100 structures Tuesday and forcing some evacuations before it was ...

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Truck’s Faulty Exhaust May Have Sparked Nevada Numbers Fire

Numbers Fire burned over 18,000 acres     GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Federal fire investigators believe a faulty exhaust system on a semi-tractor trailer sparked the Nevada wildfire along U.S. Highway 395 last week that destroyed three homes and burned ...

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Firefighters Halt Growth of Nevada’s Numbers Fire

Wildfire currently 98% contained     GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — More than 600 firefighters have stopped, at least for now, the growth of a Nevada wildfire southeast of Lake Tahoe that had threatened up to 1,000 homes. But fire officials ...

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Firefighters Make Gain on Numbers Fire

Containment of Nevada wildfire increases     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities lifted evacuation orders Wednesday and reopened a U.S. highway along the Sierra’s eastern front as firefighters continued to slow the progress of a ...

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Nevada Numbers Fire Triples in Size

Hundreds of homes threatened     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada wildfire burning out of control near the California line more than tripled in size on Tuesday, closing a U.S. highway, forcing evacuations ...

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