Tag Archives: Nevada

Lightning Sparks More Than a Dozen Wildfires in Nevada

Three of the fires have burned more than four square miles     ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Lightning sparked more than a dozen wildfires in northeast Nevada over the weekend and forecasters are warning more are likely as thunderstorms move ...

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Crews Near Containment of Nevada Wildfire

Wildfire began after a lightning strike     LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters say they’ve mostly contained a wildfire burning in short grass and brush on a rugged mountain east of Lake Mead. Fire officials report ...

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Aircraft, Crews Battle Wildfire at Nevada Recreation Area

Wildfire covered nearly 5.7-square-miles     LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say aircraft and hand crews are battling a wildfire spreading quickly on a remote and rugged mountain at an edge of the Lake Mead National ...

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Lightning Sparks Over a Dozen Wildfires in Nevada

The largest fire has burned 4.5 square miles     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Crews are battling more than a dozen wildfires across northern Nevada. Lightning started most of them on Monday as a line of thunderstorms made their way ...

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Largest of 28 Nevada Wildfires Contained at 10 Square Miles

No reports of injuries or structure damage     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal firefighters have contained the largest of more than two dozen wildfires that broke out in Nevada over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The U.S. ...

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Nevada Attorney General Recommends $25M Wildfire Settlement

Lawyers for 105 plaintiffs who sued the Nevada Division of Forestry     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s attorney general is recommending approval of a $25 million settlement with homeowners and others who sought more ...

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Wind-Blown Brush Fire Threatens Reno Apartments

Fire may be related to a homeless camp nearby     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say Reno firefighters halted a wind-blown brush and grass fire before it spread to nearby apartment buildings. The Fire Department says about 20 firefighters ...

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Nevada Reaches Tentative Settlement in Wildfire Lawsuit

Wildfire destroyed 24 homes     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has reached a tentative settlement with dozens of homeowners and insurance companies that filed an $80 million negligence lawsuit after a ...

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Target Shooters Sought in Nevada Wildfire

Wildfire burned over 14 square miles     ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s fire marshal is asking for the public’s help in the search for the target shooters who are believed to have sparked the big Elko County wildfire that ...

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Safety Team Urges Changes after Nevada Firefighters Burned

“We were in a rescue mission, so we had no PPE on,” By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A safety team is recommending improvements in communications and training in the wake of a state wildlife helicopter crash ...

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