RENO, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters in northern Nevada say they've reached 45 percent containment on a wild land blaze that has destroyed or damaged at least three residences north of Reno since an arsonist allegedly started it last Friday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More residents are returning to their homes north of Reno following evacuations because of a large wildfire near Pyramid Lake. But more than two dozen remain holed up at a Red Cross shelter that's continuing to provide services and supplies to evacuees.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe estimates that it will have to dish out about $3.9 million to cover the damage done to local roadways, ditches and the lake’s shorelines after heavy rainfall in January and February.
"The level of the water in the lake is very concerning, because, basically, Pyramid Lake is our identity, being the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. So, if we no longer have a lake, it also influences out cultural identity and who we are as a people."