Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsBrush Fires Nevada
IN THE NEWS

Brush Fires Nevada

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 27, 1988 | Associated Press
A lightning-sparked desert brush fire that swept across 7,680 acres of the remote Nevada Test Site was reduced to smoldering embers Sunday as dry winds gusting up to 30 m.p.h. stilled to a gentle breeze. The massive fire in rugged terrain never threatened buildings at the nation's only nuclear weapons testing facility, where warheads are exploded far underground, the U.S. Department of Energy said.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
Bone-dry conditions and gusty winds fueled a series of large wildfires across northern Nevada on Sunday, including a 69,000-acre blaze that closed a railroad line and threatened a stretch of the historic California Trail north of Battle Mountain. Temperatures in the 90s and humidity readings in single digits hampered the more than 1,500 firefighters working Nevada fire lines from border to border. Winds measured 25 to 30 mph in some places.
Advertisement
NEWS
June 16, 1987 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 400 firefighters Monday evening closed their line around a fireworks-caused blaze that charred more than 1,200 acres of brush and forced the overnight evacuation of the community of Snow Creek, about 10 miles northwest of Palm Springs. In Nevada, meanwhile, air tankers and ground crews all but won their battle to halt another fire that was ignited by lightning and prompted the evacuation of half the homes in Mountain Springs, 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
NEWS
May 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Aided by favorable weather conditions, firefighters gained the upper hand on the state's first major wildfires of the season. A 790-acre fire in the hills near Gardnerville was 70% contained, and firefighters hoped to fully contain it this morning. A 200-acre blaze on public land east of Fallon was extinguished. Lightning touched off both blazes. Although the fire near Gardnerville burned within a mile of several homes, neither blaze caused any major damage or injuries.
NEWS
June 24, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A wildfire ravaged at least three expensive houses near Lake Tahoe, Nev., and threatened scores of others late Sunday. Authorities evacuated about 1,000 residents after 2 p.m. Sunday, and the California Highway Patrol shut down the Kingsbury Grade Highway, a major link between Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. In Arizona, 10 hikers were airlifted out of the Grand Canyon on Sunday as firefighters battled a 1,500-acre forest fire.
NEWS
August 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
Bone-dry conditions and gusty winds fueled a series of large wildfires across northern Nevada on Sunday, including a 69,000-acre blaze that closed a railroad line and threatened a stretch of the historic California Trail north of Battle Mountain. Temperatures in the 90s and humidity readings in single digits hampered the more than 1,500 firefighters working Nevada fire lines from border to border. Winds measured 25 to 30 mph in some places.
NEWS
June 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Firefighters were busy responding to another round of wildfires touched off by lightning Wednesday afternoon in western Nevada. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Anna Maria said firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires in the region. There were no reports of injuries or damage to homes. Maria said the top priority was a 500-acre brush fire in Hungry Valley, north of Reno, which was threatening some homes.
NEWS
June 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Firefighters battled nearly a dozen wild fires Sunday in the Reno area, most of them touched off by lightning. No homes were at risk Sunday evening, but some homes were threatened earlier in the day by a blaze near Palomino Valley 20 miles northeast of Reno. That fire was later contained after burning 25 acres. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Steve Hedeman said the largest fire blackened 250 acres in the Pah Rah Mountains just east of the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course in Sparks.
NEWS
June 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Skies over Reno stayed smoky Thursday as firefighters battled lightning-caused fires that have blackened more than 12,000 acres of public and private land. There were no reports of injuries or damage to homes. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Mark Struble said the top priorities were separate 5,000-acre and 7,000-acre brush fires that burned within 200 feet of homes Wednesday night 15 miles north of Reno.
NEWS
May 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Aided by favorable weather conditions, firefighters gained the upper hand on the state's first major wildfires of the season. A 790-acre fire in the hills near Gardnerville was 70% contained, and firefighters hoped to fully contain it this morning. A 200-acre blaze on public land east of Fallon was extinguished. Lightning touched off both blazes. Although the fire near Gardnerville burned within a mile of several homes, neither blaze caused any major damage or injuries.
NEWS
August 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
More than 6 million acres of southwestern Montana were closed to the public Wednesday as wildfires burned across 300,000 acres of the state, destroying houses and driving hundreds of people from their homes. Gov. Marc Racicot ordered the closures on state land and said similar closures were pending on national forest and tribal land. The combined closures affect 6 million to 8 million acres, he said. "We would not do this if it were not absolutely essential," Racicot said. "This is devastating."
NEWS
July 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Cooler temperatures are working with fire crews as they battle steep terrain in an effort to stop the spread of the state's largest wildfire of the season. "It's looking good. There's improvements being made," fire spokeswoman Gina Moon said Monday. "If the wind doesn't do anything the crews can't handle out there, we might have this thing wrapped up in a few days."
NEWS
July 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
Steep, rugged terrain hampered firefighters Sunday in their battle against a 30,000-acre blaze near Winnemucca--the state's largest wildfire of the season so far. The Kelly Creek fire 200 miles northeast of Reno was the latest in a series of lightning-caused wildfires that have blackened more than 45,000 acres across northern Nevada over the last week. No homes were threatened or damaged. No injuries were reported.
NEWS
June 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Skies over Reno stayed smoky Thursday as firefighters battled lightning-caused fires that have blackened more than 12,000 acres of public and private land. There were no reports of injuries or damage to homes. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Mark Struble said the top priorities were separate 5,000-acre and 7,000-acre brush fires that burned within 200 feet of homes Wednesday night 15 miles north of Reno.
NEWS
June 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Firefighters were busy responding to another round of wildfires touched off by lightning Wednesday afternoon in western Nevada. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Anna Maria said firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires in the region. There were no reports of injuries or damage to homes. Maria said the top priority was a 500-acre brush fire in Hungry Valley, north of Reno, which was threatening some homes.
NEWS
June 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Firefighters battled nearly a dozen wild fires Sunday in the Reno area, most of them touched off by lightning. No homes were at risk Sunday evening, but some homes were threatened earlier in the day by a blaze near Palomino Valley 20 miles northeast of Reno. That fire was later contained after burning 25 acres. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Steve Hedeman said the largest fire blackened 250 acres in the Pah Rah Mountains just east of the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course in Sparks.
NEWS
July 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
The holiday weekend proved productive for firefighters battling wildfires in Northern California and Nevada. An 125-acre fire that had threatened about 30 homes seven miles west of Redding was contained early Monday, officials said. Near Lewiston, a controlled burn that got out of control and consumed 2,000 acres was 85% contained Monday. Full control of the blaze was expected by Friday, the California Department of Forestry said.
NEWS
July 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
More than 400 firefighters battled a blaze that charred 10,000 acres of sagebrush and pines, burned within half a mile of a major highway and sent a large column of smoke billowing into the sky Saturday just east of Reno. Other fires had blackened 32,000 acres in the state's northeast corner and 17,000 acres near the Fallon Naval Air Station.
NEWS
June 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Strong winds fanned a canyon wildfire 40 miles northeast of here that had scorched more than 1,800 acres by nightfall Monday. About 660 firefighters from five states were battling the blaze, joined by nine tanker aircraft and six helicopters, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Betty Blodgett said. The firefighters had to cope with winds gusting to 20 mph Monday, and more of the same was forecast for Tuesday.
NEWS
July 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
More than 400 firefighters battled a blaze that charred 10,000 acres of sagebrush and pines, burned within half a mile of a major highway and sent a large column of smoke billowing into the sky Saturday just east of Reno. Other fires had blackened 32,000 acres in the state's northeast corner and 17,000 acres near the Fallon Naval Air Station.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|