Daily Dispatch: Nevada News
Former Las Vegas firefighter training officer may get $90K settlement
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:43:31 -0700
The city of Las Vegas is poised to pay a former fire training officer $90,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit stemming from 2013 recruit testing that gained attention due to cheating allegations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in 2014, argued that exam proctor Michael D. Jackson was the “fall guy for the defendants’ inability to properly educate and certify a class of firefighter recruits.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 5:43:31 PM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal
New fire station to open in Reno's South Meadows area
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:45:39 -0700
The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will be celebrating the opening of a new fire station in the South Meadows area near Foothill Road on Saturday, July 21. The station will be providing fire and rescue services to the southern Truckee Meadows region. Station 14 replaces a 30-year-old facility that closed in June, and is the third TMFPD station to be built in the last six years.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:45:39 PM - SOURCE: KRXI-TV FoxReno
Nevada Senator Heller announces funding for wildfire cameras near Lake Tahoe
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:36:12 -0700
The U.S. government is sending $226,000 to Nevada for cameras to help detect and monitor wildfires near Lake Tahoe. Sen. Dean Heller's Office announced the funding for the AlertTahoe program Tuesday morning that will allow cameras to be upgraded and new cameras to be installed. The money comes on the heels of the Martin fire burning in a remote area north of Reno that got so big it was visible from space.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 10:36:12 AM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13
Sheriff: Fire East of Elko started by off-roaders
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:57:46 -0700
A sheriff says a wildfire just a few miles from northeast Nevada's largest city was ignited by an off-road vehicle that was destroyed by flames. Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts told the Elko Daily Free Press the fire that charred nearly 6 square miles (15.5 square kilometers) started Saturday evening and burned toward Elko.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 8:57:46 AM - SOURCE: KRXI-TV FoxReno
Fundraiser held for Storey County firefighter's son hit by car
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:07:49 -0700
Storey County Fire Fighters Local 4427 held a fundraiser to help the family of a young boy hit by a car in February. The fundraiser was held July 14, 2018 at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City, with spaghetti feed, silent auction, face-painting, bounce house, band and tours of fire equipment. The victim, the six-year-old son of Fire Captain Fritz Kingler, was treated at Renown Regional Medical Center for a traumatic brain injury and broken femur, and was flown to a hospital in Utah for therapy and evaluation, with much of that treatment not covered by insurance.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 11:07:49 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Truckee Meadows Crews Contain Small Sun Valley Wildfire
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:19:40 -0700
An investigation is underway after a small wildfire broke out on Amargosa and Guildwood Drives off of Sun Valley Blvd. Monday morning. Sierra Front says the Guildwood Fire was first reported just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District says the fire was about less than an acre in size.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:19:40 PM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
U.S. Forest Service: Two fires on Peavine Mountain 100 percent contained
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:43:04 -0700
Two lightning-sparked wildfires that scorched sections of Peavine Mountain are out as of Monday morning, according to the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. The fires were two of at least a half-dozen blazes that started Saturday evening when a strong lightning-producing thunderstorm rolled through the area.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 9:43:04 AM - SOURCE: Reno Gazette-Journal - Metered Site
Carson City Firefighters respond to structure fire in home on Monte Rosa Drive
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:58:19 -0700
Carson City Firefighters responded Sunday night around 9:10 p.m. to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Monte Rosa Drive. The 9-1-1 call was made about 9:05 p.m. Sunday night, the caller reporting the smell of smoke coming from the ceiling. Smoke filled up the home quickly, prompting its occupants to evacuate the 1,500 square-foot single-story home.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 5:58:19 AM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
Silver State Fire, burning East of Elko at 1,200 acres
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:41:45 -0700
The Bureau of Land Management says the Silver State Fire is approximately 1,200 acres and 8% contained. They say that while several structures are threatened, there has been no loss of structures. There are 200 plus personnel on the fire, including Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and multiple helicopters.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 9:41:45 AM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
Midtown Reno house fire kept to basement; two displaced
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:32:40 -0700
People returned to their midtown Reno home Saturday and found it was burning. The Reno Fire Department arrived at the Caliente Street home six minutes after the fire was reported at 9:50 a.m. July 14, 2018 and found smoke and flames coming out of the basement. Firefighters knocked it down and kept the fire from spreading beyond the basement.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 6:32:40 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Lemmon Valley fire extinguished after threatening homes
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Reno Fire Department crews have stopped progress of a brush fire in Lemmon Valley, and they are in pop-up mode. The fire was reported about 3:45PM July 12, 2018 off Lemmon Drive and Heindel Road, just west of Highway 395. It started behind homes. There are structures nearby, but no evacuations were called for.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV
Henderson convenience store damaged by fire
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:18:57 -0700
A fire that began in the attic space of a Henderson convenience store caused $75,000 in damage, Thursday morning. Henderson Fire Department was dispatched around 8:40 a.m. to a commercial structure fire at 306 N. Boulder Highway near Lake Mead Parkway. When crews arrived at the scene, they saw smoke and fire on the roof of a Terrible Herbst convenience store.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 5:18:57 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
NE Nevada fire progress: Echo contained, Hogan at 80%
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
The Echo Fire in the south end of the Humboldt Range in Elko County has been fully contained at 6,438 acres, or a bit more than ten square miles, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Containment was declared one week after the fire started, which was about 10:14 a.m. July 5, 2018. No cause has been determined, but investigators believe it is human-caused.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV
One person displaced after kitchen fire damages Las Vegas apartment
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:11:36 -0700
A fire that started on the stove damages a downtown apartment kitchen, Thursday. Las Vegas firefighters responded an apartment building at 8:35 a.m. in the 300 block of Maydelle Place near Eastern Avenue and Bonanza Road. Fire dispatchers received several 911 calls advising thick smoke was seen coming from the apartment.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 4:11:36 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Carson City Fire Department called to brush fire near Silver Saddle Ranch
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:44:03 -0700
Carson City Fire Department was called Thursday afternoon to the area near Silver Saddle Ranch off of Carson River Road for a reported brush fire. The call came into dispatch at 2:10 p.m. Dispatch reports the fire may have started from a downed power pole which touched off a fire that began to spread.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 7:44:03 AM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
BLM offers reward for information on huge Martin Fire, says human-caused
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
The Bureau of Land Management says the Martin Fire, which stretches from Humboldt County into Elko County, has burned 435,869 acres, or 680 square miles, as of Wednesday night. That's a downgrade from 700 square miles declared Tuesday. Firefighters say it is the largest active fire in the United States.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Brush fire snuffed out, power restored to 5,760 in Sparks
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:47:14 -0700
Firefighters snuffed out a small brush fire on the north edge of Sparks that temporarily left more than 5,000 residents without power. Sparks fire marshal Robert King said the fire that broke out early Wednesday afternoon was contained at about 30 acres (12 hectares). No structures were threatened, but NV Energy said damage to its equipment triggered an outage that affected 5,760 customers.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 6:47:14 PM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
Trout Canyon Fire contained east of Pahrump
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:01:13 -0700
A wildfire sparked Saturday by a lightning strike in the Spring Mountains east of Pahrump was fully contained Sunday afternoon. The fire in Trout Canyon, between Pahrump and Mountain Springs, north of Nevada Highway 160, was reported about 2:35 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed in a tweet at about 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 1:01:13 PM - SOURCE: Pahrump Valley Times
Carson City Fire Department called to fire
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:51:21 -0700
Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's deputies were called Wednesday morning to a structure fire that was reportedly moving into brush in the 2200 block of Idaho Street. The came into dispatch shortly before 10:30 a.m. and involves the exterior and not the interior of the home, according to a battalion chief on scene.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 12:51:21 PM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
NASA says northern Martin Fire visible from space
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that is generating so much heat and smoke that it’s now visible from space. A NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles (1,813 sq. kilometers) of mostly sage brush, grasses and rangeland — an area almost half the size of the state of Rhode Island, according to the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal