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Over 1,000 Evacuated in Nevada Wildfire Start Returning Home

RENO, Nev. — A day after a wind-whipped wildfire in northern Nevada roared through a neighborhood in Reno and destroyed at least five houses, more than 1,000 people who were forced to evacuate — including the mayor — started returning …

Disaster Relief Funds OK’d for Reno Fires

Nevada will reimburse Reno-area fire agencies for much of their costs associated with two big wildfires. The state Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $267,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund for costs involving the 2011 Caughlin Fire in Reno. Most …

State Farm Targets NV Energy for Subrogation Over Reno Wildfire

State Farm Insurance plans to seek action against NV Energy for claims stemming from a November 2011 wildfire in Reno, Nev., sparked by arcing power lines. The wind-whipped fire destroyed 26 homes and damaged 17. It also caused about $7.6 …

Officials Say Power Lines Likely Caused Nevada Fire

Fire investigators in Reno say arcing power lines likely caused the wind-fueled wildfire that destroyed 15 homes and damaged at least 40 more. Reno Fire Chief Mike Hernandez says the 2,000-acre fire is now 65 percent contained. He expects that …