Daily Dispatch: Nevada News
Woman facing eviction accused of starting Clark County mobile home fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:36:52 -0700
A woman has been arrested for a fire that damaged 3 mobile homes on April 12 near Wyoming Avenue and US-95. Clark County Fire Department responded to the fire shortly before 11:30 a.m. A bystander told a firefighter that a woman needed medical help. The firefighter approached the woman, later identified as Heather McDonald.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 2:36:52 PM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13
Follow-up: Fire displaces 11 people in Henderson, causes $300K in damages
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:36:54 -0700
11 people are without a home today after a two-alarm fire in Henderson last night, firefighters say. The fire happened at Martinique Bay Apartments near Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road around 6:45 p.m. on April 17. When crews arrived at the scene they saw heavy smoke coming from the roof of the two-story apartment building.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 2:36:54 PM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13
Carson City dispatch recognized as 'first' lifeline responders when emergencies happen
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:03:10 -0700
They are the lifeline on the other end of the telephone. They listen, take notes and gather as much information as they can in seconds. Those seconds count, especially in matters of traumatic injury or fire or criminal matters happening in real time. Ask anyone who has worked in a field where a matter of seconds didn't apply.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 10:03:10 AM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
Henderson Fire Department tackles 2 structure fires in two separate areas
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:32:30 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters with the Henderson Fire Department had to tackle two fires Wednesday. According to the spokesperson, both fires started around 6:45 p.m. One of the fires occurred at a commercial structure located at 1290 W. Warm Springs Road. Google maps show that location belongs to a Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 8:32:30 PM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
Guest column: Study is first defense against Nevada wildfires
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:31:07 -0700
In recent years, we have begun to see an increase in extreme wildfires across the western United States. From 2000 to 2018, wildfires were responsible for burning 9.5 million acres in Nevada alone. The past two years were particularly brutal, as more than 2.3 million acres were destroyed by wildfires.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 6:31:07 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun
Reno Police: Crews Pull Stolen Toyota SUV Out of Virginia Lake
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Emergency crews pull a Toyota SUV out of Virginia Lake after it sank into the water on Monday night. Witnesses that were parked at the lake told first responders they saw the car go in, but didn't know if anyone was inside the car when it happened. The car, which is described as a Sequoia, was in shallow enough water that crews were able to access the sunroof but didn't find anyone inside and that's when Hasty divers were called in.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ktvn.com
Clark County Firefighters put out blaze at 2 mobile homes
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:04:59 -0700
A fire today spread from one mobile home to another before firefighters were able to put out the blaze, the Clark County Fire Department reported. A fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. today in the 3600 block of Wyoming Avenue, near U.S. 95, officials said. When firefighters arrived, a single-wide mobile home was on burning, and the blaze quickly spread to another home behind it, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 3:04:59 PM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun
Carson City Fire Department knocks down small brush fire
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:05:43 -0700
Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's deputies were called late Sunday evening to the area of Brown and Gordon streets for a report of a brush fire. The call came into dispatch shortly after 11:20 p.m. regarding a fire burning in brush that began to spread to other bushes in the area. Carson City Fire Department personnel arriving on scene reported around a 10 foot by 20 foot fire burning near the Classy Seconds thrift store.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 4:05:43 AM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
Reno Fire partners with Sparks Fire and Truckee Meadows Fire to support the JUSTin Hope Foundation
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
In support of Autism Awareness Month this April, the Reno Fire Department (RFD), Sparks Fire Department (SFD), and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) have partnered to wear custom uniform "JUSTin Hopes" shirts while on duty. The proceeds of the sale of the shirts support the JUSTin Hope Foundation, which helps families who have kids affected by autism or other Nuero-developmental disabilities.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 4
Las Vegas Apartment fire leaves 2 people displaced
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 05:46:44 -0700
Two people required medical attention after an apartment fire in the northwest valley on Thursday morning, according to Las Vegas firefighters. According to fire officials, firefighters were called to the St. Croix Apartments, located at 6661 Silverstream Avenue, near North Rainbow Boulevard and U.S.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 5:46:44 AM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Column: Finding the why - 4 ways fire chiefs can move the organization forward
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Why do we use CVFSS nozzles? Why do we have to put numbers on the firetrucks? Why does it matter what color the smoke is? Why do we have to exercise? Why do we have a social media policy? Why are fires in bow-string truss occupancies so dangerous? There are many questions in the fire service. I may not always know the answer to the question, “why .
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue 1
Home damaged in overnight fire in Fernley
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 06:35:55 -0700
VIDEO: An investigation is underway after a home caught fire in Fernley. The flames were reported just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 on D Street. The North Lyon County Fire Protection District says there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the home when crews got there. Four people were inside at the time, but made it out safely, and no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 6:35:55 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Recent drowning incidents have parents, Henderson firefighters reiterating the importance of pool safety
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:58:08 -0700
Recent drowning incidents involving children in the Las Vegas valley has parents and first responders talking about steps that need to be taken to make sure children are kept safe this pool season. In just two days there were two incidents involving children in pools. On Friday, a 1-year-old was found unconscious in a pool near Tropicana and Rainbow.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 10:58:08 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
Las Vegas: Police arrest suspect after vehicle fire near UNLV
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 13:40:42 -0700
The Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas police said a bus caught on fire near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on Sunday. According to police, officers were called to the area of East Tropicana Avenue and Spencer Street just before 11 a.m. Two people were living on the bus, which was parked in front of a local daycare.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2019 1:40:42 PM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Update: Woman killed in fire had been smoking while using oxygen
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Reno Fire Department has determined the cause of a fire that killed a Stead woman. About 11PM April 3, 2019, the Reno Fire Department responded to a house fire at 9755 Silver Sky Parkway. Firefighters put out the fire contained to a bedroom. 61-year-old M’Lissa Cassidy was found dead in the room.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Fire officials trying to identify arson suspect in Fernley fire
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:35:35 -0700
The Nevada Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division, is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect believed to be involved in a recent Fernley fire. It happened on March 12 at approximately 1:30 a.m., when security cameras recorded an individual on and around the City of Fernley’s Shop and Garage located at the Out of Town Park.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 7:35:35 AM - SOURCE: KRXI-TV FoxReno
State fire marshal creates arson hotline for anonymous tips
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:33:07 -0700
The Nevada State Fire Marshal has launched a 24-hour hotline for tips on possible cases of arson. The state's Department of Public Safety says the Nevada Arson Hotline can take anonymous calls reporting possible arson or other information about a fire. The hotline is not for emergencies, according to state officials.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 10:33:07 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
One person killed in structure fire on Silver Sky Parkway in Reno
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Last night at about 11 p.m., Reno Fire responded to the Bungalows at Sky Vista on Silver Sky Parkway on reports of a structure fire. Upon arriving on scene, crews could not see flames, but encountered a smoke bank that spanned from the ceiling to the floor of the apartment reported. As they searched the area, they found the resident of apartment deceased.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mynews4.com
Carson City firefighters knock down small fire at Idaho Street residence
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 03:32:01 -0700
Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's deputies were called Thursday evening to a small structure fire coming from a residence in the area of Idaho Street. Carson City Fire Department personnel arriving on scene reported smoke coming from a residence. The fire was reported just before 6:20 p.m. Residents in the home had evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2019 3:32:01 AM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
Reno: Emergency shelter exercise prepares for the real thing
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 15:33:41 -0700
VIDEO: It could be an earthquake, a severe storm or a wildfire. Disasters happen and when they do, they often drive people out of their homes. Their only refuge may be a Red Cross emergency shelter. And to make sure that shelter is ready to go in an emergency, everyone involved needs to practice. That's what they did Thursday morning at two local schools.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2019 3:33:41 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
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