Governor Kenny Guinn issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the State of Nevada Tuesday.
Guinn cited the wildland fire activity that has already occurred, resulting in financial hardship and depletion of resources. This declaration will provide the ability to obtain early access to federal assistance, assistance from other states, and allows for access to the state’s Disaster Relief Fund.
"The State of Nevada is doing everything possible to assist those battling the large number of wildfires currently raging throughout northern Nevada,” Gov. Guinn said. “A significant amount of time remains in the fire season, and the early access to federal and local assistance will enable the state and local communities to get the resources necessary to address this current situation as well as any additional wildfires throughout the summer months,” he added