Power Outage Impacts Hundreds

A heat wave is a bad time for the air conditioning to shut down, but it happened to hundreds of people in Washoe County during several power outages on Monday evening. The biggest outage impacted about 400 residents in the 89521 area code. The cause of the outages, according to NV Energy, was damage to equipment.

Hot Weather Settles in

It’s going to be dangerously hot in Reno for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory through Thursday. High temperatures are expected to range from 100 to 106 each day. Heat related illness is a possibility for people without access to air conditioning.

Illegal fireworks spark fire near Pyramid Lake

Illegal fireworks spark a blaze at Pyramid Lake. The blaze burned a quarter of an acre last night. The person who set off the fireworks has claimed responsibility for the fire and will be billed for it. No charges were filed.

Fuel leak engulfs truck near Peavine Mountain access road

Truckee Meadows firefighters put out a fully involved engine fire. They were called to Peavine Mountain access road yesterday. They managed to stop the fire from becoming a threat to nearby wildlands. They say it was sparked by a leaking fuel line.

Group supports keeping historic homes on UNR campus in Reno

Ten historic homes that are blocking the UNR’s expansion plans are apparently not being moved to a ranch owned by Burning Man. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Common Ground Urban Development supports keeping the homes in Reno.

Police Seek Hit And Run Driver

Police in Reno are looking for the driver involved in a hit and run crash on Friday night. It was just before 9 pm when the collision happened at Wells Avenue and Crampton Street. One of the vehicles fled after the crash. The other driver was injured.

House Fire Displaces Two

An electrical problem sparked a house fire in Reno on Saturday. The people who lived in the house on Caliente Street returned home to find it burning just before 10 am. Two people were displaced by the fire, and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Police Crackdown On Street Racing Nets 11 Arrests

Eleven people were arrested in a crackdown on street racing in Reno on Friday night. Reno and Sparks police teamed up with Washoe County deputies and the Highway Patrol for the operation. In addition to the arrests, they issued 64 citations.

Free Swim Times For Kids

Kids can swim free at Deer Park Pool today thanks to a sponsorship by Renown Health. Next week is Reno Free Swim Week. Kids can swim free Monday through Friday of next week at Traner Pool and Idlewild Pool.

DAV Convention Continues At Grand Sierra

Hundreds of visitors are in town through tomorrow, attending the 97th Disabled American Veterans National Convention. It’s being held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.