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August 28, 2012
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Living with fire summit Oct. 1-2 in Reno

The wildfires burning hundreds of thousands of acres throughout Northern Nevada in recent weeks clearly shows once again that much of Nevada is a fire-prone environment capable of supporting intense and uncontrollable blazes.

According to University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Natural Resource Specialist Ed Smith, these fire-prone areas contain scores of individual homes and communities that aren't prepared to survive wildfire. Smith said more than 170 communities in Nevada are rated as having extreme, high or moderate wildfire hazard, and 13,400 homes are situated in extreme and high wildfire hazard areas.

The inherent dangers of having so many homes located …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 28, 2012 01:14PM Published Aug 28, 2012 01:12PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.