August 30, 2014
CARSON CITY, NV - Governor Brian Sandoval got a birds-eye view of the devastation from fires burning in North and Northeastern Nevada.
He and his staff flew over the fires and then met with the media in Carson City to talk about what they saw.
Lightning has caused 186 fires in the state over the past week.
The worst is the Holloway Fire, which is burning on the Nevada-Oregon border. It has scorched more than 300,000 acres. The Governor says 3,000 firefighters are working through rough terrain to battle these fires.
"Just going over there, there are crews everywhere. And as I said, they are spread out very thin and they have put every asset that we have on the ground to fight these fires," says Governor Brian Sandoval.
The Governor says no major structures have burned or are threatened. But the fires are devastating to ranchers out there and a large portion of wildlife habitat.