With a wind-whipped wildfire roaring through a Reno neighborhood, David Howton sprang into action with a garden hose and was lucky to save his home.
Nevada forestry officials are convening a virtual summit to help the public learn how to protect their homes from wildfires.
The Reno Fire Department says a wildfire that destroyed or damaged 29 homes has been contained around 100% of its perimeter as an investigation into the cause continued.
A day after a wind-whipped wildfire in northern Nevada roared through a neighborhood in Reno and destroyed at least five houses, more than 1,000 people who were forced to evacuate — including the mayor — started returning home Wednesday.
A pair of fires ignited Tuesday afternoon along the California-Nevada border, burning more than 30,000 acres and damaging at least 20 homes in a Reno neighborhood.
Another lashing of strong winds raised concerns about reviving a wildfire that roared through Reno a day earlier. The fire destroyed at least five houses and damaged 15 other structures.
A wind-driven wildfire destroyed or damaged a dozen homes and other buildings in southwest Reno before being stopped by firefighters, authorities said.
A woman drowned after falling off a boat carrying six children on Lake Tahoe and a man who jumped off the boat to try to rescue her had to be hospitalized for severe hypothermia
All evacuation orders have been lifted at a wildfire north of Reno that threatened dozens of homes and has burned more than 16 square miles (41 square kilometers) of mostly grass and brush.
An evacuation order remained in place but fire officials said they were making progress Monday against a wildfire north of Reno and the most immediate threat to homes had passed.