Reno News

Nevada Wildfire Victims Share Varied Stories

RENO, Nev. — With a wind-whipped wildfire roaring through a Reno neighborhood, David Howton sprang into action with a garden hose and was lucky to save his home. About a mile away, Scott and Mimi O’Brien weren’t so lucky. The …

Wildfire Destroys Multiple Reno Homes; Hundreds Threatened

RENO, Nev. — A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed or damaged about 20 homes in two Reno foothills neighborhoods and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Wednesday. It …

Weather Unfavorable on Northern California Fire Lines

SUSANVILLE, Calif. — Firefighters and aircraft worked Tuesday to halt the spread of two forest fires in rural northeastern California as unstable weather brought the risk of gusty winds, thunderstorms and lightning strikes that could start new blazes. The Gold …

Injury Wrecks Up 45 Percent on Nevada Interstate Under Construction

Traffic accidents have been on the rise on a busy stretch of Interstate 80 in Reno since a major construction project began more than a year ago. An analysis by the Reno Gazette-Journal shows a 45 percent increase in accidents …

Nevada Officials Feud Over Fire Engines Probed

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is stepping into a squabble between the county and the city of Reno, Nev., over some damaged fire engines. Deputy Armando Avina told the Reno Gazette-Journal officers are investigating claims by the county’s new fire …

Nevada Fire Fully Contained at Nearly 2,000 Acres

The southwest Reno fire that forced thousands to flee and destroyed 32 homes is fully contained at nearly 2,000 acres, fire officials said late Sunday. Close to 10,000 people were forced to evacuate early Friday by the unusual, out-of-season blaze …

Nevada City Council Approves $58,000 Police Sex Case Deal

The Reno City Council approved a $58,000 settlement on Wednesday with a woman who persuaded a federal jury that a city police officer coerced her to strip naked in his patrol car when she was a teenager more than five …

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 …

More Storm Drain Covers Stolen in Nevada City

Authorities in Reno say more manhole covers and storm drain grates have been reported stolen, this time from a different neighborhood. More than 40 storm grates have been stolen from the Somersett area since August. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal …