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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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1 posted on 11/18/2011 12:35:54 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

“And she ran calling ‘Wildfire!’”

See what happens when you let crazy people run around calling who knows what?


2 posted on 11/18/2011 12:38:34 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: yorkie

Isn’t Janet getting a bit old for this nonsense?


3 posted on 11/18/2011 12:38:42 PM PST by dangus
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To: yorkie

I didn’t hear anything about this on the news this morning.


4 posted on 11/18/2011 12:41:01 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: yorkie

Does mean all those insane folks from Reno 911 will have to be relocated?? Hopefully not in Texas. LOL


5 posted on 11/18/2011 12:42:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: yorkie

Socialism kills.

These deaths are the direct result of allowing enviro-socialism to replace the 10,000+ year old historical management of the land by man.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 12:42:29 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: yorkie

“At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating”

we generally see headlines like “Fire kills 1”


7 posted on 11/18/2011 12:43:28 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: dangus

She’s hoping the fire will destroy the evidence of what really happened.

It won’t.


8 posted on 11/18/2011 12:43:28 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: nuconvert

It hasn’t been on any of the national news channels that I have seen. I found out about it on The Weather Channel - and did a search on Google ‘news’. There are quite a few videos put on YouTube in the last couple hourse, also. Here’s one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKBiJyoVDfU


9 posted on 11/18/2011 12:45:51 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie
No doubt President Urkel will blame this fire on Global Warming like he did the Texas wildfires.

I know there's a video of him saying that but I couldn't find it.

10 posted on 11/18/2011 12:46:27 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: GeronL

No, they’re from Sun Valley, north of Reno proper.

This fire is in the southern side/southwest area of Reno. We used to live just south of where this fire is...


11 posted on 11/18/2011 12:49:03 PM PST by NVDave
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To: Texas Eagle

As someone who was very close to the Texas fires, and has friends who lost everything....prayers for the people enduring the fires in Reno.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 12:49:58 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

I’m with you in prayer for people in harm’s way, the firefighters and those who have lost their homes............


13 posted on 11/18/2011 12:52:52 PM PST by yorkie
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To: basil
As someone who was very close to the Texas fires, and has friends who lost everything....prayers for the people enduring the fires in Reno.

Amen.

14 posted on 11/18/2011 12:59:56 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: GladesGuru

Who’s “she”?


15 posted on 11/18/2011 1:01:42 PM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: yorkie

Caughlin Ranch is one of several beautiful planned communities in Reno. It is right at the base of the Sierras.


16 posted on 11/18/2011 1:22:59 PM PST by willk
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To: yorkie

My brother lives at the northern end of Lake Tahoe, and he said he can see evidence of the wildfires from there. Scary!


17 posted on 11/18/2011 1:24:44 PM PST by AirForceBrat23
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To: yorkie
I am less than a mile from the edge of one of the fires....it split into 2 fires by jumping a major thoroughfare. The smoke is horrendous since the wind is around 40-60mph up there until around 4PM. Good news....we are expecting a snowstorm tonight!

- 25 homes lost so far

- Over 10,000 Evacuated

- No defintive cause for fire...officials looking now

- Over 400 firefighters and even more police etc

- Over 2000 acres burned

- Disaster Zone declared

www.kolotv.com for live feed

18 posted on 11/18/2011 1:24:52 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: GladesGuru
"These deaths are the direct result of allowing enviro-socialism to replace the 10,000+ year old historical management of the land by man."

Nonsense.

You should go to Reno and look at it.

I'm surprised the fire had enough fuel to stay lit.

There's nothing for man to manage except scrub...and if you cut all of that you'll have mudslides in the winter/spring.

It's a generally inhospitable place:)

If it wasn't for the original mines, nobody would have stopped there in their western travels 150yrs ago.

No offense to the Reno residents, but that's one ugly town. And, the wind never stops.

19 posted on 11/18/2011 1:27:32 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
If it wasn't for the original mines, nobody would have stopped there in their western travels 150yrs ago.

Actually, it was a winter staging area before crossing the Sierras. If you could make it to Reno before the winter set in, you were safe. Fatten up over winter get an early start the next year, and you'd make it over the mountains okay. In those days, crossing the Sierras was dangerous as hell, and many people lost their lives thinking, "how bad can it be, we already crossed the Rockies and the desert, let's push on to California." Then the snow would come...

20 posted on 11/18/2011 1:36:22 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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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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To: GeronL

Couldn't resist. How about that knocking on your door in the middle of the night? Seriously, Texas knows about wildfires. Prayers for those who have lost their homes.

41 posted on 11/18/2011 3:12:39 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: BossLady

You gather your valuables and stay alert. Winds could change. Be safe.


42 posted on 11/18/2011 3:14:43 PM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating”

we generally see headlines like “Fire kills 1”


At least we have confirmed that wildfires aren’t a sure-fire way to prevent heart-attacks.


43 posted on 11/18/2011 3:16:34 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: WVNan
We have made a plan and have things ready to go if need be ;)

Keeping vigilant!

44 posted on 11/18/2011 3:16:53 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: bgill

especially central Texas.


45 posted on 11/18/2011 3:18:07 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BossLady

#39 - I meant to say EAST of the ridge. (I have been up all night....a little tired! LOL!)


46 posted on 11/18/2011 3:21:09 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: SLB

WOW!!!


47 posted on 11/18/2011 3:28:40 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: ErnBatavia

That’s some fancy radar. Snow coming down like frosted flakes cereal now.


48 posted on 11/18/2011 3:38:58 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Mariner
Greetings from a former Californian. Sweet Hubby and I chose Northern Nevada for our retirement home. We sold our San Luis Obispo house on three acres to our oldest son ten years ago, and sold mt mother's homes in Palm Springs (gated community) and Ojai(three stories with elevator) this fall. Sadly many areas of California have become overcrowded, crime ridden; with perpetually gray-brown skies. We live about fifty minutes from Reno and Carson City and fifteen minutes from Virginia City. Wild horses are frequent visitors to our place. We have great human neighbors too. It is the custom to wave and/or honk while passing people or vehicles. Except during stormy weather our skies are a deep brilliant blue. We enjoy four season weather, with lots of opportunities for fishing, skiing, and camping. I could easily afford to live anywhere in California but I chose to live here. But I'm sure that where you live in California is perfect for you. My sister and brother-in-law have home in gated communities in Arrowhead and Palm Springs. I'm sure she considers my husband and I a bit crazy for nor craving a 4,000 square foot+ house on a lake, or a 3.000 square foot + house on a golf course ideal.
49 posted on 11/18/2011 4:50:31 PM PST by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: BossLady

I hope you’ll be getting this storm soon. It’s pouring down a mixture of snow/rain since last night, I’m in SW OR but it’s heading your way I think.


50 posted on 11/18/2011 5:16:32 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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