Tag Archives: Nevada

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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Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Nevada Wildfire

Wildfire has burned 14 square miles     ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Rain is bringing relief to hundreds of firefighters battling a big wildfire that destroyed an historic camp lodge and trapped several hikers above a canyon in northeast Nevada’s ...

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Nine Trapped by Nevada Wildfire Escorted to Safety

Area or origin located at shooting range     ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Eight hikers and a sheriff’s deputy were escorted to safety from the top of a canyon at a popular Nevada recreation area as a wildfire spewed flames ...

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Bird on Powerline Causes Reno Wildfire

Wildfire burned about 100 acres     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire investigators say a bird on a powerline apparently caused an arc that sparks a brushfire in south Reno. The Reno Gazette Journal reports the arcing powerline sparked the ...

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Reno Interstate Reopened after Wildfire

Wildfire briefly closed I-80     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire crews have snuffed out a small wildland blaze that briefly shut down a westbound lane of U.S. Interstate 80 in west Reno. No structures were damaged but two NV ...

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