Nevada Attorney General Seeks to Dismiss Wildfire Lawsuits

Prescribed burn became a fire that destroyed 23 homes

Lake Tahoe can be seen behind the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of South Lake Tahoe, California was one of three wind-whipped wildfires burning along the Sierra Nevada. The largest one destroyed more than 20 homes in a rural valley between Carson City and Reno, Nevada. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

 

SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s chief legal adviser wants a judge to dismiss all but a narrow piece of a series of lawsuits accusing state forestry officials of mishandling a prescribed burn that turned into a raging wildfire and destroyed 2

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Prescribed burn became a fire that destroyed 23 homes   SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s chief legal adviser wants a judge to dismiss all but a narrow piece of a series of lawsuits accusing state forestry officials of mishandling a prescribed burn that turned into a raging wildfire and destroyed 2 […]

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