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Searing Temperatures Hamper Nevada Firefighters

Updated: 07/10/2007 - Searing temperatures in the triple digits are adding to the woes of hundreds of firefighters battling lightning-sparked blazes across northern Nevada.

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Antelope Complex Fire

Updated: 07/12/2007 - The Antelope Fire is now 83 percent contained after burning 22,902 acres. Planning for rehabilitation is underway. Due to success in containment efforts, firefighting resources are beginning to be released for reassignment; 863 firefighters remain.

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Fire In South Reno

Updated: 07/09/2007 - Fire broke out early Monday morning along Toll and Hot Spring Roads, South Reno near the Virgina foothills, leaving the area without power for about an hour.

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Fire Photos From KOLO 8 Viewers

Updated: 07/08/2007 - With so many fires burning throughout Northern Nevada, several people have taken out their cameras to snap pictures of the flames. Click on this story to see some amazing pictures taken by KOLO 8 viewers during the 4th of July Holiday Weekend.

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Adrian Fire Burning in Lyon County Becomes Type II

Updated: 08/17/2007 - Fires are now in full blaze in Lyon County, West of Adrian Valley, NE Pine Nut Mountains, south of the Carson River, 10 miles south of Silver Springs, 12 miles NW of Wabuska, Nv.

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Tungsten Fire Near Imlay

Updated: 07/08/2007 - The Tungsten Fire is burning near the Rye Patch Reservoir, 3 miles west of Imlay and 30 miles Southwest of Winnemucca. This blaze has scorched 50,000 acres, and one outbuilding at a mine has been confirmed destroyed.

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Elko County Wilfires Updates

Updated: 07/08/2007 - Firefighters are making progress on the four wildfires burning in Elko County.

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Antelope Complex Wildfire

Updated: 07/08/2007 - The complex of fires burning in the Plumas National Forest have destroyed 14,700 acres and is 10% contained. More than 800 fire crews remain on-scene battling the fire.

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Many Return Home: Inyo Complex Wildland Fire

Updated: 07/08/2007 - This complex of about ten wildfires is burning northwest of Independence, California. U.S. Forest Service officials have just stated that many residents can now return home, even though only 8% of the fires are contained.

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Lucky Or Not?

Updated: 07/07/2007 - Is July 7th, 2007 your lucky day?

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Hungry Valley Fire

Updated: 08/17/2007 - The Hungry Valley Fire that started Saturday afternoon near Spanish Springs is now 100% contained. About 500 acres burned, and investigators believe the fire was human-caused.

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Swimming Safety

Updated: 07/07/2007 - The intense heat here in the Truckee Meadows is drawing people to the water, but occasionally the results are tragic. Steve Lintz is the Aquatic Chairman with the Red Cross, and he says lifeguards have to be on high-alert at all times, and pay attention to all levels of the water.

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Sleeping Elephant Fire 100% Containted

Updated: 07/07/2007 - Lightning strikes touched off dozens of fires across the region on Friday, the largest was the Sleeping Elephant Fire just northeast of Topaz Lake. The fire managed to burn 750 acres, and is now 100% contained. Fire crews expect full containment by six p.m. Saturday night.

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Sunscreen 101

Updated: 07/07/2007 - This heat wave could last awhile...here are the do's and don'ts of sunscreen protection.

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Sierra Pacific Reports Record Power Use

Posted: 07/06/2007 - High temperatures in Reno and across northern Nevada aren't the only records that were shattered Thursday. Sierra Pacific Power Co. reported record electricity use as people cranked up air conditioners to stay cool.

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5 Arrested in Tahoe Contractor Sting

Posted: 07/06/2007 - Five people were arrested following an undercover sting targeting unlicensed contractors in the aftermath of the Angora fire at South Lake Tahoe, officials said.

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Funeral Saturday for Fallon Tribal Officer

Updated: 07/07/2007 - Funeral services were held this Saturday in Fallon for a tribal police office killed when his patrol car crashed while he was en route to a call.

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Man Opens Fire in Las Vegas Casino; 5 Hurt

Posted: 07/06/2007 - A man on a balcony over the New York-New York casino floor opened fire on the gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists, police said.

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Hot Weather Dehydration

Posted: 07/05/2007 - Dehydration a major concern for those working or even commuting in these record high temperatures

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Reno Council Buying Wildland Fire Engines

Posted: 07/05/2007 - The Reno City Council has approved more than 1.2 million dollars for a lease-purchase agreement to buy five new wildland fire engines.

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Work Nears Completion on Sparks Mural

Posted: 07/05/2007 - Work is nearing completion on a huge mural in downtown Sparks that city officials say will showcase the best of what Victorian Square has to offer.

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Nevada Justice, ACLU Critical of Trend in State Prison Funding

Posted: 07/05/2007 - With Nevada's prison system eating up a larger chunk of the state budget, critics ranging from a state Supreme Court justice to the American Civil Liberties Union are calling for curbing growing inmate populations and spiraling costs.

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