Tribune/Nathan Orme - A colorful mailbox is all that remains of this home on Starr Meadows Loop that was destroyed by fire over the weekend. In all, the 2,000-acre blaze that started late Thursday night claimed 32 homes. Officials believe the fire was caused by power lines arcing under the force of high winds, which also caused the fire to spread.
RENO — Representatives from the City of Reno, Washoe County, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Forest Service, Weather Service, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension, State of Nevada Division of Forestry, United States Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Land Conservancy, Sierra Fire Protection District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and Truckee Meadows Regional Water Authority began preparations on Nov. 21 to address potential immediate erosion control and flooding concerns and prepare for the long term restoration effort of the area affected by the Caughlin Fire. Public safety officials and rehabilitation crews will be visiting the sites starting this week and continuing through December.
If an area needs immediate attention to prevent erosion and flooding, public works crews will address mitigation measures. Residents in the affected area are encouraged to contact 775-352-4249 to report active erosion or flooding. Additional restoration planning survey teams will continue working in the area starting this week.
Public safety and rehabilitation crews will be on site throughout the week. However, if you notice any activity in the area that seems suspicious, call 911. Information on the fire emergency response, public resources and restoration efforts will continue to be posted on www.reno.gov/caughlinfire and www.washoecounty.us.