Nevada News

Monday, June 5, 2023

Firefighters knock down house fire in northeast Reno

Reno firefighters knocked down a house fire in northeast Reno Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported around 2:50 p.m. in the area of Montello St. and Hillboro Avenue. The Reno Fire Departement says first responders noticed flames coming out of the window of the home. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to the structure. Unfortunately, a cat was found deceased inside the home. The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Clark County Fire Department pushing for more women firefighters

The Clark County Fire Department hosted its first fire training camp Saturday and Sunday in efforts to hire more women in its department. The U.S. Fire Administration reporting only 5% of women are in the career, and in Clark County, less than 1% of 500 firefighters are women. "I honestly think it's just because women don't know that they can be firefighters," said Ashton Philleo, Clark County Firefighter. "You only ever see male firefighters. You don't really see females. So we're just trying to kind of change the script and rewrite it a bit." Eternity Bruce Shabazz, a trainee in the county's new camp, says she's been working to be a firefighter for more than two years and is getting hands-on experience for the first time. "We're doing things like the hose drags. We're doing stairs up the tower," said Bruce Shabazz.
KSNV-TV NBC 3 Las Vegas

Friday, June 2, 2023

Bureau of Land Management investing $12 million in State land restoration

The Bureau of Land Management is investing $161 million to restore ecosystems across the United States and at least $12 million of that is being set aside for Nevada. "Landscape restoration serves the multiple use mission of the BLM by improving ecosystem health for all users," said Jon Raby, BLM Nevada state director. "The public lands here in Nevada provide countless benefits and these landscape restorations will ensure these lands are protected for future generations." The money is going to 21 different landscapes across 11 states and they were selected using specific criteria. "The BLM selected these landscapes based on ecological need as well as their importance to communities," said BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning. Agency officials add that fire and drought have hurt the Montana Mountains, which were scorched during the 2012 Holloway Fire that burned 460,000 acres.
KTNV-TV ABC 13 Las Vegas

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