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Wildfire tears through Reno; 10,000 evacuated
CBS/ AP News ^ | 11/18/11 | Staff

Posted on 11/18/2011 12:35:53 PM PST by yorkie

Police in Reno went house to house in the middle of the night, pounding on doors and telling residents they had to evacuate as a roughly 400-acre blaze raged in rough terrain, destroyed homes and injured some people. At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating.

Nearly 10,000 people from the edge of the city have been evacuated from the path of the massive wildfire and the local fire chief said the blaze could rage through Saturday.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: evacuations; highwinds; nv; reno; wildfire
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To: BossLady
- All NV fire resources have been called up....also CA FF called up

- o% contained but Fire Chief says evacuees 'may' be let back in at noon tomorrow depending on if FF have stopped the advance of fire

- 4000-4500 homes saved so far

- All Washoe County schools were cancelled (Evac Centers at 2 HS)

- Several Assisted Living patients evacuated to St Marys Hosp due to power outage possibilites and bad smoke

- Downed power lines from wind in the burn area (some think this is how the fire started)

- Casinos offering free and super discounted rooms for affected evacuees

- Reno/Tahoe Airport still open

21 posted on 11/18/2011 1:40:25 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: yorkie

Caughlin Ranch area of Reno is absolutely beautiful and lined with multi-million dollar homes.

OUCH!

This is COSTLY and UGLY!


22 posted on 11/18/2011 1:46:40 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: yorkie

Oh my! Prayers up.


23 posted on 11/18/2011 1:47:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Darksheare
One of my first 45's I bought as a pre-teen kid,,,, along with The Streak of course...
24 posted on 11/18/2011 1:53:39 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Mariner
And, the wind never stops.

It did once.

And everyone fell down.

25 posted on 11/18/2011 2:05:18 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

That horse is dangerous!

[Think we should ping Slings and Martin to this?]

Slings, Martin, I always knew that horse was up to no good.


26 posted on 11/18/2011 2:05:22 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BossLady

Picture taken @ 1:00AM by NOAAs Alexander Hoon - posted by @JustinNOAA - Justin Kenney

27 posted on 11/18/2011 2:12:39 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: Mariner

What an absolutely ignorant statement.


28 posted on 11/18/2011 2:27:04 PM PST by Confab
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To: yorkie
Wow, I was going to be in Reno tomorrow....think I'll skip this trip. I live in NE Nevada and this is the first I even heard of the fire.
29 posted on 11/18/2011 2:41:05 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Confab
Ignorant?

Do you know something about Reno?

30 posted on 11/18/2011 2:41:58 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Darksheare; martin_fierro

Pray for a killing frost.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 2:43:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mariner

Your depiction is a little out of date and overstated, at the very least.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 2:46:26 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: ladyvet
"this is the first I even heard of the fire."

I know - the national news channels are avoiding reporting on it, for some reason............

The only news I can get on this fire is on the internet or The Weather Channel. (Even Drudge is not reporting it!)

33 posted on 11/18/2011 2:46:48 PM PST by yorkie
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To: BossLady

Isn’t the weather getting wet there? I’m in the NW and it’s raining and cold and usually these big storms also drop some precipitation in the Reno area.


34 posted on 11/18/2011 2:48:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: little jeremiah

Reno is the largest town near to me, and right now its flaking down snow outside.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 2:50:55 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid
Yep - headin' your way....


36 posted on 11/18/2011 2:58:47 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

When someone told me as a young child that Reno, NV was WEST of Los Angeles, CA, I thought they were kidding me:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=36.650793,-117.641602&spn=10.992551,20.061035&z=6


37 posted on 11/18/2011 3:08:10 PM PST by yorkie
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To: GeronL
Does mean all those insane folks from Reno 911 will have to be relocated?? Hopefully not in Texas. LOL

Egads! No! We still have Katrina trash living off our tax dollars and dumbing down our schools.

38 posted on 11/18/2011 3:09:07 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: little jeremiah

We had a little wetness last weekend...but it dried up so fast because we are high desert. The ‘snow’ we were supposed to get is going to just make a fine dust. Bummer! The winds are still very strong here less than a mile west of the fire ridge. It’s around 42 degrees and sunny....well through the smoke and ashes....


39 posted on 11/18/2011 3:11:52 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: BossLady

That’s quite a sight.


40 posted on 11/18/2011 3:12:29 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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