A plume of grey and white smoke billowed over the Las Vegas Valley as firefighters tried to tame a sudden wildfire in Nevada that hospitalized 16 people, destroyed 25 homes and damaged 25 others.
The fast-moving wildfire in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, driven by high winds, destroyed or damaged 20 homes in a Reno neighborhood and forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate from their homes and businesses, authorities said Wednesday. The fast-moving wildfires that have driven from the western side of the state into the Reno-Tahoe area have been destroyed, damaged or displaced, and at least 25 homes, 20 in Reno neighborhoods and the other 10 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, have been destroyed, damaged or displaced, authorities said Wednesday, as the fast-moving fires in and around Reno, a city of about 1 million people, were driven out of their neighborhoods by the strongest winds ever recorded. On Wednesday, authorities said the Fast Movement - initiating or driving wildfires in northern Reno and the Sierra Nevada foothills - had destroyed, damaged or forced the evacuation of up to 20 homeowners and businesses, 10 of them in the Las Vegas Valley, Reno's Northside and other parts of the Nevadans. On Tuesday, 4 July 2017. A fast-moving fire in or near the northern slopes of Nevada, driven by stronger winds and driving into a city of about 1.5 million people, destroys or damages about 20 homes, 30 of them in the Nevadez neighbourhoods. And a fast-moving wildfire that was driven down the mountains of northern Nevada drove out the strong winds every day, destroying or damaging some of them in the northern foothills of the Nevades, 15 of their inhabitants and a handful of others.
A huge cloud of fire, known as pyrocumulonimbus, formed in the area of the fire, which broke out at about 2.30am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. About 100,000 people in and around Reno, a city of about 1.5 million people, had to evacuate their homes and businesses as winds - whipping wildfires - raged through their neighborhoods.
While rain helped fight the flames in some places overnight, firefighters in Reno feared that whipping, high winds would revive the fire Wednesday, and they feared they could revive fires that had damaged homes and businesses in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada north of the city of Reno. Smaller fires also broke out, including the 500-acre Laura 2 fire that ripped through the small California community of Doyle, damaging or destroying 20 buildings. Conditions have since calmed, but crews near Reno fear the forecast calls for strong winds that could revive some of the damaged fires.
On July 2, 2012, an arson attack near Caughlin Ranch blacked out the sky west of Reno and burned at least 206 acres. Jon Humbert of the Reno Fire Department said he saw flames, as well as flames south of it.
Extremely dry conditions fueled the flames in the rugged, hard-to-reach canyons that run between homes in densely populated neighborhoods, Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said. Reno Fire Chief Cochrane said most of the fire was man-made, but high winds and low humidity didn't help.
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The city of Reno said residents with questions about the Pinehaven Fire can call 775-334-4636. For the latest updates, follow the Reno Fire Department's Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram account for updates. Residents and media can also follow our Twitter accounts @ RenoFire and @ PinehavenFire for the latest information on the fire.
The Nevada Fire Safe Council facilitates solutions to reduce the loss of life and property due to wildfires in Nevada. Train to investigate the extent of the fire and smoke damage and to bring the environment back to its pre-loss level as quickly as possible.
Wildland firefighters also responded to another blaze, called Laura2, according to the Bureau of Land Management. There were four fires in the area, including a small fire that was stopped by Spanish Springs crews.
Meanwhile, crews north of Reno are battling a bushfire that has broken out on the California-Nevada line and forced closures. Meanwhile, crews north of Reno are battling another bushfire that has broken out along the California and Nevada borders, forcing closures, according to the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Fire and Emergency Management. Meanwhile, crews east of Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, are battling a fire that broke out on the California-Nevada line and forced the closure of part of Interstate 80 near Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Sparks, Nev., near the Nevada-California border and California's Sierra Nevada National Park. Similarly, crews north of Reno are battling another brush fire that is breaking out on the California-Nev. Line, forcing the closure of an area of I-80 near Reno, NV, near Nev., Nevada and California.