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Workshops to Help Residents Affected by the Washoe Drive Fire

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites residents affected by the Washoe Drive Fire to informational sessions on January 26, 30 and 31 to discuss post-fire insurance questions, learn how to help their landscapes recover from a wildfire and steps that … Continue reading

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Nevada Division of Insurance Offers Assistance to Victims of Washoe Drive Fire

Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper urges anyone affected by the Washoe Drive fire to contact the Nevada Division of Insurance (Division) if you have questions about insurance or need assistance with insurance claims. Hazards that are generally covered by a … Continue reading

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Washoe Drive Fire – Evacuation Advice for Homeowners

If you are in the path of the Washoe Drive Fire and need advice on safe and effective evacuation, please consult our publication on Fire Adapted Communities. In it you will find advice on what to take, how you should … Continue reading

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Washoe County Fire Adapted Communities Project – Fire Adapted Communities and Community Wildfire Protection Planning

By: Ed Smith Natural Resource Specialist University of Nevada Cooperative Extension For many, evidence of the Caughlin Fire is a daily reminder of the threat wildfire poses to the Reno area. Strong winds, burning embers, an abundance of dried leaves, … Continue reading

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Is Your Home Ember Prepared?

By JoAnne Skelly Extension Educator, Carson City/Storey County University of Nevada Cooperative Extension The Deer Run fire two weeks ago in east Carson City and the November fire in Caughlin Ranch are reminders that we need to prepare our homes … Continue reading

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How to Manage a Landscape After Fire

By JoAnne Skelly Extension Educator, Carson City/Storey County University of Nevada Cooperative Extension The Caughlin Fire has raised many questions from homeowners on how to save their landscapes. People want to know how to tell if their trees are alive … Continue reading

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2011 Nevada Wildland Urban-Interface Fire Summit

On September 19 and 20, Ed Smith and his team held the fifth annual Nevada Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Summit at University of Nevada, Reno’s Joe Crowley Student Union. The purpose of the summit is to invite representatives from Nevada’s 173 … Continue reading

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