JoAnne SkellyFor the Nevada Appeal

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November 26, 2011
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JoAnne Skelly: Are you ready to evacuate in case of a wildfire?

Wildfires are devastating, often with heartbreaking results, as the poor families who lost their homes in the Caughlin Fire just found out. Our hearts go out to them.

Until the Caughlin Fire, many of the people affected did not really consider themselves as living in a wildfire-prone area. However, much of Northern Nevada is considered a high fire hazard environment. It possesses the right kind of weather, vegetation and topography to support wildfires. Think about the Waterfall Fire in Carson City, the Autumn Hills and Ray May fires in Gardnerville, or the Toll Road fire in Storey County. Those are …

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