Tag Archives: Nevada

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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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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