2003 News Clippings

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From time to time articles related to fire safety, emergency medical services, and fire incidents appear in local news publications.  This page lets you read each article.  Simply click on the article title to see the full story.

Click to enlarge -Smoke billows from the Capitol City Trap Club on Arrowhead Drive Saturday night after turkey fryers caught fire, igniting the building. An elderly man suffered a cardiac arrest during the fire. Paramedics revived him with electric defibrillators. Photo credit - Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Saturday, December 20, 2003Firefighters save man, gun club  Carson City Fire Department paramedics saved a man's life Friday night after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a fire at the Capitol City Trap Club.


(Nevada Appeal, Friday, December 12, 2003Snow, ice cause of 50 traffic accidents "We've had a lot of people losing control of their cars on the ice," said Carson City Fire Department Battalion Chief Dan Shirey on Thursday. "We had a rollover on South Carson Street - just a series of typical, weather-related emergencies. That, compounded by (alarm system) panel alarms, and we've been going pretty crazy the last few days."

Click to enlarge -Carson City firefighters extinguish a mobile home fire Monday morning at the Safari Mobile Home Village.  Photo credit Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, October 28, 2003Grandmother, infant and others escape blaze  A young boy watching television Monday morning spotted flames and was able to wake his grandmother, her daughter, and his infant brother in time to escape a fire that consumed their Carson City mobile home before firefighters arrived.

(Nevada Appeal, Monday, October 13, 2003Wreck hurts 5 near airport; 3 taken by rescue copter Five people were transported to area hospitals after a head-on collision on Graves Lane Sunday evening -- three by rescue helicopter to Washoe Medical Center and two by ambulance to Carson Tahoe Hospital.

(Nevada Appeal, Monday, October 13, 2003Colony men help fight fire Neighborhood men with shovels raced to the scene of a small wildfire outside the Carson Indian Colony on Sunday evening, helping to extinguish the blaze.

(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, October 7, 2003Alarm saves sleeping teen Carson City resident Martha Simas credits a smoke alarm with saving the life her 17-year-old son, Dan, about 9:40 a.m. Monday. The fire started in a mattress in their home at 3169 Gordonia Street and Dan was sleeping in an adjacent room.

(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, October 1, 2003Transient could be charged in Curry Street fire A transient may be held criminally liable for a 30-acre wildland fire on Curry Street that began at his campsite, investigators said Tuesday.

Click to enlarge - Jason Machal, an employee of Kustom Kreations, tries to keep flames away from the side of the auto body shop Monday as a brush fire raced through South Carson.(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, September 30, 2003Witnesses say they saw man walking away from fire  Investigators questioned and released a Carson City man Monday after witnesses claimed they saw him walking away from a fire on Curry Street that scorched about 40 acres.

(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, September 24, 2003Investigators trying to pinpoint what caused Voltaire fire  A team of investigators was trying to determine Tuesday what started a fire that engulfed 35 acres in Voltaire Canyon on Monday afternoon.

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