Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

We’re #1

Posted by zaphriel on June 28, 2006

Nevada now has the most large fires burning at one time within the entire U.S. with 12, the runner-up, Arizona, has only 6…
Yay, Nevada!!!

Fires Prompt Nevada Governor to Declare State of Emergency

bilde.jpgRENO, Nev. — Gov. Kenny Guinn declared a state of emergency as state and federal crews put practically every available piece of equipment on the lines to combat dozens of lightning-sparked fires that have burned 125 square miles of Nevada.

More than 1,000 firefighters on Wednesday were battling dozens of fires, from a 57,000-acre blaze burning out of control largely in uninhabited rangeland in northeast Nevada to a complex of a dozen smaller fires around Reno and Carson City that forced evacuations at the town of Mound House along the historic Pony Express Trail.

“We’re stretched about as thin as possible,” said Jeff Arnberger, assistant fire management officer for the Bureau of Land Management in Elko, where the largest fires were burning.

But it’s supposed to rain today, so lets hope for some relief.

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