Daily Dispatch: Nevada News
Fire damages downtown Las Vegas apartment
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:42:10 -0700
A downtown Las Vegas apartment was damaged by fire early Thursday afternoon. Fire dispatchers received calls for two apartment fires downtown at 1:43 p.m. Thursday on Stewart Avenue near North Eastern Avenue, according to a release from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. As firefighters responded, a column of smoke was seen coming from an apartment complex in the 200 block of Flower Avenue, the release said.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 6:42:10 PM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Reno Hazmat called to Silver Legacy, powder determined to be harmless residue from Kleenex box
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:42:24 -0700
VIDEO: A white powder blown from a Kleenex box onto the face of a person inside a room at the Silver Legacy in downtown Reno triggered a hazmat response from the Reno Fire Department, according to Reno Battalion Chief Mark Winkelman. The powder was tested and deemed harmless, turning out to be a powder produced as a byproduct in the paper tissue-making process.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 3:42:24 PM - SOURCE: Reno Gazette-Journal
Las Vegas police and firefighters face off in "Guns and Hoses" soccer event
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:38:07 -0700
VIDEO: Las Vegas police and firefighters are going head-to-head on the field. The two agencies are taking part in the "Guns and Hoses" soccer event at Cashman Field on Saturday. Lt. Reggie Rader with LVMPD and fire engineer Jeff Halverson and assistant chief John Stevenson from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue joined us Wednesday to talk more about their rivalry.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 11:38:07 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
McCarran to conduct fire, rescue drills in Las Vegas
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:03:42 -0700
Motorists passing by McCarran International Airport this week need not worry if an emergency scene appears to be unfolding. Clark County fire will conduct aircraft rescue and live burn exercises Wednesday through Friday on a prop aircraft at McCarran, the airport announced Tuesday. “They’ll be using live flames,” said Christine Crews, airport spokeswoman in a video release.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 8:03:42 PM - SOURCE: Las vegas review journal
Clark County Firefighters rescue construction worker on Resorts World's 59th floor
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:34:17 -0700
VIDEO: Clark County firefighters rescued an injured worker at the construction site of Resorts World on the Las Vegas Strip Monday afternoon. According to the Clark County Fire Department, crews went up to the 59th floor to get to the worker. "Firefighters stabilized and packaged the patient. Once secured, the patient and the firefighter were lowered to the ground by a crane on site," CCFD said.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 6:34:17 PM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Fire crews extinguish north Reno house fire
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:23:58 -0700
VIDEO: An investigation is underway to pinpoint the cause of a house fire in north Reno. Flames broke out just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 on Stratford Drive, near Winston Drive. Firefighters had difficulty accessing flames in the house because there was a lot of personal property impeding their progress.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 5:23:58 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Las Vegas: Arsonist sets sports car on fire in front of central valley home
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:44:40 -0700
VIDEO: Home surveillance cameras at a central valley neighborhood caught a suspected arsonist lighting a Ferrari look-a-like on fire. The flames almost spread to the owner's home. Now, arson investigators with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are looking for the culprits. Cameras from many different angles caught the arsonist in the act early Sunday just before 4 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 8:44:40 PM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Reno Fire Department participates in "Shamrock Shave" for a good cause
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:41:47 -0700
The Reno Fire Department participated in the Shamrock Shave today, to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Firefighters from other cities as well as RFD have been longtime supporters of the event. Brandon Fernandez, a firefighter with Reno Fire Department, mentioned that this event really hits home for him and he tries to go every year.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 10:41:47 AM - SOURCE: KRXI-TV FoxReno
Fire destroys West Las Vegas home
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:40:45 -0700
No one was hurt when a fire destroyed an abandoned house in West Las Vegas early Monday morning. The fire broke out at 2:29 a.m. at the corner of D. St. & W. Adams Ave, across the street from New Bethel Baptist Church and the Historic Westside School. Firefighters said the house was boarded up and supposed to be vacant.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 6:40:45 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
Two people transported after fire breaks out in east Las Vegas valley home
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:46:42 -0700
Two people were taken to a hospital Friday morning after a fire broke out in an eastern Las Vegas valley home, according to a fire official. Crews responded just after 3:35 a.m. to a report of a fire in the 4800 block of Fairfax Avenue, near Nellis and Tropicana, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said in an email.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 7:46:42 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Carbon monoxide alarm alerts Vegas resident to fire that their smoke alarms didn't catch
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:54:10 -0700
Las Vegas firefighters recommend that every room in a house have a fire detector, and a house fire that ignited on Wednesday near Vegas and Buffalo Drives illustrates why. The house, located on Pacific Terrace Drive, was built before fire codes required as many smoke detectors as they do today. Because of this, no fire alarm was in the second-floor bedroom when a mattress caught fire around 11:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 4:54:10 PM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Investigation underway after fire damages two apartments in Reno
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:02:24 -0700
VIDEO: An investigation is underway after a fire damaged two apartments on east Grove Street, near Yori Avenue on Wednesday. Firefighters knocked down the fire after finding flames inside the walls. No one was hurt and major damage is reported.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 3:02:24 PM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
No serious Injuries after explosion at The Delta Saloon in Virginia City
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:00:28 -0700
Storey County E-Comm Center says C Street has been reopened. They said B Street between Taylor Street and Sutton Street has been reopened as well, but Union Street between C Street and B Street will remain closed until further notice. Storey County officials say all emergency crews have been released from the scene as of Tuesday night.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 12:00:28 PM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
Drones will deliver defibrillators for heart attack victims in Reno-Sparks-Carson City area
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO TV
Fire breaks out in vacant building near downtown Las Vegas
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:45:11 -0700
VIDEO: Crews had to respond to a fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a vacant building near downtown Las Vegas. Firefighters got a call just before 5:30 a.m. about smoke and flames coming from a boarded up four-plex apartment building in the 1500 block of Linden Avenue, near Bonanza Road and Maryland Parkway, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 6:45:11 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Sparks Fire to recognize local firefighters and citizens
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:50:43 -0700
The Sparks Fire Department will hold its 24th Annual Commendation Award Ceremony Thursday, March 14. The ceremony is held to recognize outstanding actions and performances by fire department employees, local citizens, and businesses during the past year. Friends and family members, as well as the public, are encouraged to attend.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 4:50:43 PM - SOURCE: KRXI-TV FoxReno
Sparks Fire Department to host 'Shave for the Brave' event
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:39:40 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters from the Sparks Fire Department will be shaving their heads Tuesday, March 12 to support childhood cancer research. The Sparks Fire Department will host a St. Baldrick’s pre-shave event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Firefighters and team members unable to attend the main St. Baldrick’s event on March 15 in Reno will shave their heads and raise money to support St.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 5:39:40 PM - SOURCE: KRXI-TV FoxReno
Clark County: Fire sparks at unoccupied Church LV building near Sunset and Sandhill
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:07:53 -0800
VIDEO: The Clark County Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire Friday at the Church LV, which is located at E. Sunset and S. Sandhill roads. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw light smoke coming from the roof, but within 7-8 minutes, the east side of the building went up in flames.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2019 5:07:53 PM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
Garage, vehicle fire leave Sparks home uninhabitable
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 09:41:57 -0800
A west Sparks home is not inhabitable after an early Saturday garage and vehicle fire, the Sparks Fire Department reported. Firefighters responded to the 1900 block of K Street about 2:40 a.m. and found the garage and the vehicle on fire. Crews put out the fire but damage was so extensive the house was not inhabitable.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2019 9:41:57 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Fire at east Las Vegas apartment displaces two people
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:40:33 -0800
A fire that displaced two adults at an east Las Vegas apartment was under investigation Friday morning. Las Vegas and Clark County firefighters responded to the apartment complex, the Oasis Emerald Apartments at 361 N. Nellis Blvd., about 3:25 a.m. Friday, according to a release from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2019 8:40:33 AM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas

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