Tag Archives: Nevada

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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Welder Sparked Wildfire Near Reno

Wildfire is nearly 15 percent contained     RENO, Nev. (AP) — A welder sparked a wildfire that has burned about 80 acres (32 hectares) in the Palomino Valley north of Reno. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District spokesman Adam Mayberry ...

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Interstate Near Reno Reopens after Wildfire

Fire had burned an estimated 30 acres     RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Interstate 80 has reopened east of Reno after a wildfire forced the closure of the westbound lanes. Traffic was moving in both directions shortly after noon ...

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Aircraft Crash Causes Wildfire Near Reno

Fire quickly grew to 20 acres     RENO, Nev. (AP) — A small airplane or engine-driven recreational aircraft crashed Sunday on a rugged and scenic mountain south of Reno, igniting a wildfire that officials feared could climb uphill toward ...

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Shelter Deployment: Mudd Fire, Nevada 2006

Lessons learned     On August 23, 2006, approximately 5:41 p.m. a burnover and fire shelter deployment occurred involving a BLM type VI engine near mile marker 37 on State Route 225 located in Elko County, Nevada. While suppressing a ...

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