Reno, NV - State and local leaders have have praised the efforts of emergency personnel and pledged money for recovery. They also stepped forward to offer comfort to the victims.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval left a helicopter after getting an overhead tour of the devastation the Caughlin Fire left behind. It's an experience he talked about just minutes later at Galena High School.
"You cannot help but be struck by the awesome and random power of nature," he said.
And later, he went on a tour with Nevada congressman Mark Amodei. They met with firefighters who were still working and homeowners who were still reeling.
Saturday's two press conferences spoke volumes to the nearly ten-thousand families who evacuated their homes - letting them know our leaders are listening and looking out for them at this time.
"This community comes together in a tragedy. And it's a shame we have to have a tragedy to see the wonderful and good things we have in this community. I really can't thank everybody enough for what they did," says Bob Cashell, Reno mayor.