UNCE Offers Help to Residents Affected by Caughlin Fire

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & - The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is inviting interested residents, including those affected by the Caughlin Fire, to a special informational session Wednesday, December 14 to learn how to help their homes survive a fire, such as the 2,000-acre blaze that destroyed 30 homes recently.

The 6 p.m. presentation at the Skyline Fire Station, 3050 Skyline Blvd., will include a half-hour video on reducing the ember threat to your home.

The presentation will be by Ed Smith, a natural resource specialist with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The event is in collaboration with the city of Reno Fire Department and Washoe County.

"Flying embers played a huge role in the spread of the Caughlin Fire," Smith said. "Embers are often the main reason homes ignite during wildfire."

Wednesday's session is free and open to the public.