The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved plans to ask for $3.93 million from the state's contingency fund to cover costs of fighting wildland fires this year.
State Forester Pete Anderson told the board chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval the fire season never ended this past year.
"As everyone knows, we've had a very active wild fire season through the winter," he said.
Anderson said there were 55 large fires that burned 666,000 acres of land, 81,000 of them non-federal land. Many of them, Anderson said, were sparked by lightning in August and the largest in the northeast portion of …