Daily Dispatch: Nevada News
Follow Up: Neighbors concerned after massive fire at potential drug house in Las Vegas
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Neighbors say they're concerned after a massive fire broke out at a potential drug house in west Las Vegas. Police and fire responded Monday to a home near Lake South and Fort Apache Road as explosions were heard as the fire burned. Police said narcotic investigators were looking into the case. Neighbors say they believe this was a drug house because right after the fire broke out, the people who lived there took off.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTNV ABC 13
Furniture store donating mattresses to Clark County firehouses
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:40:57 -0800
A furniture store plans to donate new mattresses to all 30 Clark County firehouses in the Las Vegas Valley, starting Wednesday with a station in the west valley. Walker Furniture will deliver 10 new mattresses and foundation sets to Firehouse Station 22, 6745 W. Flamingo Road, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday as part of its “Project Firehouse: Rested and Ready” campaign, according to a press release from the company.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 8:40:57 PM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Good samaritans killed in crash awarded citizens Medal of Honor in Washoe County
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:50:30 -0800
It was on the night of November 10, 2018, when two men made the selfless decision that would cost them their lives. 43-year-old Rodolfo Torres and 57-year-old Brian Morris, both Reno residents, got out of their cars to help with a crash at the corner of Mount Rose Highway and Thomas Creek Road. It was then when another driver lost control, and hit one of the vehicles at the scene, killing Torres and Morris.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 6:50:30 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Las Vegas fire officials: Possible grow house revealed after house fire near Desert Inn, Fort Apache
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:41:21 -0800
Las Vegas fire officials are investigating a house fire that might have been a drug or grow operation. Lt. Gordon with LVMPD says around 8:42 p.m., fire crews responded to a fire in the backyard of a house in the 3200 block of Crescent Run Court. While firefighters were at the scene, some small bottles started to ignite.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 2:41:21 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Street Hockey with Local Firefighters at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 23:51:48 -0800
Tivoli Village invited local firefighters to participate in a friendly game of street hockey just south of the Piazza. The firefighters visited Tivoli Village on January 12, 2019 and tested their street hockey skills all while benefiting the Las Vegas Firefighters Youth Hockey group. Special guests included Bark Andre Furry and the new Miss Nevada Teen USA, Erica Bonilla, formerly Miss Tivoli.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 11:51:48 PM - SOURCE: VegasNews.com
Douglas County Sheriff's Office releases names of Topaz Lake drowning victims
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:52:55 -0800
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two people who drowned after a boating accident at Topaz Lake. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office released this photograph of its search for people who drown at Topaz Lake in Douglas County. The body of 50-year-old Jesse Gregory of Sparks was found 22 feet under the water after the body of 45-year-old Bert Peterson of Sparks was found.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 3:52:55 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Apartment fire in downtown Las Vegas displaces 6, including 3 children
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 07:54:12 -0800
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said six people were displaced after an apartment caught on fire early Friday morning in downtown Las Vegas. According to LVFR, firefighters were called to the 330 block of North 14th Street, located between Stewart Avenue and U.S. Highway 93, at around 5:12 a.m. When they arrived, firefighters noticed smoke coming from a one-story apartment building.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 7:54:12 AM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Female firefighter at center of revenge porn scandal seeks to sue Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 03:48:22 -0800
The City of Las Vegas and its fire department will likely face a sexual harassment lawsuit from a female firefighter who claims a sexually explicit video of her was passed around her co-workers but the partial federal government shutdown has put everything on hold. Jenny Foley, the attorney representing the female firefighter, said she is poised to file as soon as the political stalemate in Washington, D.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 3:48:22 AM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13
Car fire at shopping center east of Las Vegas Strip creates heavy smoke
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:08:08 -0800
Heavy smoke could be seen coming from a shopping center near the Las Vegas Strip Thursday afternoon. Black smoke billowed out of the southwest corner of Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road, just east of Las Vegas Boulevard, starting around 1:20 p.m. The smoke had started to clear as of 1:30 p.m. Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan with the Clark County Fire Department said crews responded to a car fire in the area, and no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 3:08:08 PM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Column: Succeed in your firefighter career by breaking these 10 bad habits
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Each of us have habits; both good and bad. While no one is perfect, we wish that we didn’t have any bad habits. We work on trying to change or rid ourselves of bad habits; spending less time at work and more time at home with our families, trying to lose weight or quit smoking. Research shows most of us need about three months to substitute a new behavior for a bad behavior.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
Responding to Electric Car Fires Requires New Training for Firefighters
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:41:28 -0800
On Saturday, a Tesla caught fire after crashing into a traffic signal on North McCarran Boulevard and West 4th Street in Reno. Anytime firefighters respond to an electric vehicle fire like this, there are specific safety precautions they have to take. First off, under the hood of a Tesla for example, firefighters must be able to identify and locate a first responder loop.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 5:41:28 PM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
Winter weather wreaks havoc across Northern Nevada
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:33:47 -0800
Northern Nevada's first snow storm of 2019 caused the Reno Fire Department to respond to nearly 100 calls. "We had 93 calls overnight and we average about 114 calls a day," Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran says. Cochran says the wet, heavy snow was the cause behind many of the calls, such as car accidents, power lines and transformers blowing out.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 3:33:47 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Single-vehicle crash damages signal pole, causes small brush fire in Reno
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The Reno Police Department and the Reno Fire Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Saturday, January 5. According to Reno Police, the car crash closed the intersection of W. Fourth St. and McCarran Blvd. Officers say the car crashed into a signal light pole and knocked it down Also, that the driver sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My News 4
Electric blanket blamed for Las Vegas house fire
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:45:03 -0800
A fire reportedly caused by an electric blanket at a house near Alta and South Durango drives on Sunday displaced two people, according to a press release from the Las Vegas Fire Department. Las Vegas firefighters responded at 12:52 p.m. to a house fire in the 8200 block of Mt. Brodie Circle, according to the press release.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 9:45:03 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fires keep Pahrump first responders busy
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:05:13 -0800
The holiday season made for a very busy workload for area first responders going into the new year. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services Chief Scott Lewis said crews responded to a residence on Blosser Ranch Road on Christmas Eve for a reported motorhome fire just before 5:30 p.m. “There were initial concerns that there was discharging ammunition within the structure, and it was also relayed that there may have been a dog bite that occurred on the property,” Lewis said.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 1:05:13 PM - SOURCE: Pahrump Valley Times
Electrical wiring blamed for smoldering attic fire in Las Vegas
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:15:24 -0800
Investigators think electrical wiring started a fire that smoldered for several hours in the attic of a downtown house this morning before it was put out, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. The fire was reported about 7:40 a.m. in the 100 block of Palm Lane, just northeast of Bonanza Road and Main Street.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 1:15:24 PM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun
Clark County firefighters battle blaze in northeast valley RV repair building
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:45:07 -0800
Clark County firefighters responded to a commercial fire on Wednesday afternoon. The department responded just after 3 p.m. to an RV repair building at 2850 N. Nellis Boulevard, near Cheyenne Avenue, according to Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan. Details of what was burning were not immediately known.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2019 4:45:07 PM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
East Fork Fire Protection District welcomes a dozen new firefighters
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:01:47 -0800
A dozen new firefighters officially joined the East Fork Fire Protection District in the single largest recruit class in district history. "This is all pretty exciting for the organization and certainly needed as the district starts to experience the 'retirement wave' over the next few years," said District Chief Tod Carlini.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2019 1:01:47 PM - SOURCE: Gardnerville Record Courier
1 dog dead, 1 person transported after Clark County apartment fire
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 07:41:30 -0800
A dog has died and a person was taken to a hospital after a fire broke out Thursday morning at a central valley apartment complex, according to a Clark County Fire Department official. Crews responded to a complex on the 3900 block of Spencer Street, near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway, at about 2:45 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 7:41:30 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
House fire extinguished in SW Reno
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 10:52:30 -0800
Reno firefighters have extinguished a house fire near Reno High School. The call went out about 8:30PM December 31, 2018 on Riviera Street near Reno High School. KOLO 8 News Now's Noah Bond talked with the homeowner, who says the cause may be electrical and everyone got out safely. Firefighters say the flames burned about half an hour, and there is extensive damage to the home.
- PUB DATE: 1/1/2019 10:52:30 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8