Tag Archives: Nevada

Nevada Prepares for High-Rise Fire Season Amid Coronavirus

“Fire doesn’t really care that there’s a pandemic.”     By SAM METZ AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials preparing for a hazardous wildfire season in Nevada will be challenged by high temperatures, drought and the ...

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Critical Fire Conditions Near Las Vegas

Red flag warning for much of southern Nevada     RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unsettled cold front is blowing through Nevada this week, creating critical fire conditions near Las Vegas and a chance of snow in the upper elevations ...

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Wildfire Plan Approved with Over 400 Miles of Idaho Fuel Breaks

The area has seen five massive wildfires since 2012     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have approved a plan to prevent giant rangeland wildfires in southwestern Idaho by clearing vegetation along 435 miles (700 ...

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Wildfire Plan Eyes 1,000 Miles of New Fuel Breaks

400-foot wide breaks connected in three states     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet (120 meters) wide along 987 miles (1,600 ...

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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Fuel Breaks to Battle Wildfires Planned in Three States

BLM released a draft environmental impact statement     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — One option in a plan to battle devastating wildfires in southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada creates 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) ...

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Wildfire North of Reno Halted

Wildfire is estimated 30% contained     RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 100 firefighters stopped any growth overnight of a wildfire that has burned about 300 acres (120 hectares) of grass and sage brush north of Reno. Authorities have ...

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Evacuations Lifted at Wildfire Along California-Nevada Border

Fire burned nearly 4 square miles     RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a fast moving wildfire on rural land along the California-Nevada border burned one home before crews were able to slow its spread. Fire spokesman Adam Mayberry ...

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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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