VP Biden Cuts Reno Speech Short Amid Wildfire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Vice President Joe Biden has cut his speech at a Reno high school short as a wildfire flares up nearby.

Joe Biden, as US Vice President, makes a cell phone call while he rides Amtrak train (AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden has cut his speech at a Reno high school short as a wildfire flares up nearby.

Aides summoned Biden from the stage 25 minutes into his Thursday
afternoon speech about college costs at Galena High School. He told
the audience he would have to move onto a question-and-answer time before officials had him leave the room.

The fast-moving brush fire has burned at least two homes as it moves through a valley near Reno, Nev. Many more homes in the area
are threatened, and the Nevada Highway Patrol says evacuations are
under way.

Bad weather had already delayed Biden more than two hours before
he arrived at the school en route from San Francisco. He was diverted to Fallon, 60 miles away, before coming to Reno.


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