June 24, 1996 |
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.
August 13, 2001 |
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.
June 29, 2000 |
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.
June 26, 2000 |
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.
June 30, 2000 |
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.
July 6, 1999 |
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.