Image via Greater Tahoe Cameras Strong winds and high temperatures have led to various fires early in Reno’s fire season. Soon after the Poeville Fire was extinguished with the help of a summer rainstorm, the Numbers Fire broke out on July 6, 2020, near Gardnerville and quickly grew out of … Read more The Numbers Fire Is Reminding Reno Residents to Be Ready
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (7/06/20) RENO, NV: Ember Defense, a wildfire home-hardening company, recently performed vent and gutter updates to Spottswoode Winery, expanding their range of clientele to include larger-scale commercial operations in addition to residential homes. Spottswoode Winery is a 40-acre family estate in St. Helena, California, a vibrant wine … Read more Ember Defense Works with Spottswoode Winery to Mitigate the Risk of Wildfire Damage
Featured Image by: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue/ Twitter A wildfire broke out Friday night in the Peavine hills north of Reno found to be caused by a vehicle fire after investigation. Saturday saw very windy conditions which made the fire spread rapidly and to become large enough and dangerous … Read more Poeville Fire: Reno Sees First Major Fire of the Season
Wildfires are scary. To see the raw power of flames ripping through trees engulfing everything in their path is impressive. To see how fast forest fires move from home to home in a neighborhood with the help of embers flying in the wind is terrifying. But that’s typically the difference … Read more Are Wildfires Good for the Environment?
Fire season is already getting longer every year on the West coast due to warmer spring and summer temperatures and reduced snowpack leading to dry conditions susceptible to severe fires. According to Cal Fire, there are already eleven uncontained fires across California and it’s only June. Add in the fact … Read more What a Megadrought Means for Wildfires
The most direct answer to that is an unfortunate one. Humans are usually the cause for most wildfires, 84% according to a 2017 PNAS study with the rest, 16%, caused by lightning strikes. Here are the most common causes of human-caused wildfires: Sparks from power lines/electrical equipment Arsonists Sparks from … Read more What Causes a Wildfire?