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Reno wildfire fully contained; cause investigation continues

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Fire Department says a wildfire that destroyed or damaged 29 homes has been contained around 100% of its perimeter as an investigation into the cause continues.

The Fire Department said the fire reached full containment late Friday but that fire crews would continue to patrol the area to look for smoke or hot spots as the area dries out from recent rains.

The department said it was still asking the public for information that might help determine the cause.

The fire started Tuesday afternoon on a hillside. Crews stopped its forward progress that evening.

The fire destroyed five homes and damaged 24, three heavily... Read More

Raiders may need to repeat aggressive style to beat Chiefs

The Las Vegas Raiders needed to alter their style when they finally broke through last month with their first win in Kansas City in eight years.

Derek Carr delivered the most prolific deep passing game of his career, coach Jon Gruden called for two successful fourth-down gambles and a much-maligned defense came up with a couple of key defensive stops to outpace Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Pulling off the season sweep against the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs (8-1) will be an even taller task for the Raiders (6-3) on Sunday night... Read More

Red Cross shares tips for celebrating Thanksgiving safely during COVID-19 pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thanksgiving is less than a week away and health officials are urging people not to travel during this year. Many are listening to top officials and are staying home. 

The Red Cross put together a list reminding people that small gatherings are the safest option when celebrating with family.  

One major part of the holiday season is sharing recipes and dishes. That still can be done, just make sure to deliver them without direct contact. 

8 News Now spoke with some people at the "Welcome To Las Vegas" sign to hear how they are celebrating. 

"We were going to have family come up from Arizona, but because of COVID they are not going to come up, so we are just going to keep it small, just the two of us," said Ryan Cunningham. 

"I'll be doing what everyone will be doing during the holidays, just staying home," said Andre Hurtado. ... Read More

Metro responding to barricade in NW valley; avoid the area

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are currently on the scene of a barricade in the area of Prospect Hill Court and Stange Avenue in the northwest valley. Police say there is a suicidal man barricaded in his home and he is armed.

The man reportedly fired multiple shots into the air, but police say he is not a threat to anyone at this time.

SWAT and negotiators are on scene attempting to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution.

The public is asked to avoid the area. Those who live nearby will not be able to go back to their homes until the event is over.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Nonprofit provides flu shots, food for those in need ahead of Thanksgiving

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nonprofits across the valley are ramping up efforts to provide services to those in need. The local organization "Reach" along with Walgreens and All Saints Episcopal Church partnered together to provide food and free flu shots.  

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 100 turkeys were given away. 

“It's hard for a lot of families that they have lost their jobs, they are undocumented, and they don't have access to a lot of programs and they also lost a loved one they have people sick hospitalized they cannot visit,” said Father Rafael Pereira. 

The nonprofit "Reach" will host another flu shot event on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ... Read More

SNHD holds COVID-19 vaccine exercise; workers focus on layout and logistics

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While progress has been made on several vaccine candidates. The FDA has not approved one just yet. Now, Southern Nevada Healthcare workers are making sure they're ready for when the time comes. 

Healthcare workers from different organizations are coming together to ensure the vaccination process goes smoothly. 

Saturday’s exercise went through how they will get everyone vaccinated efficiently and safely. 

The Southern Nevada Health District held the COVID-19 vaccine exercise during a flu clinic at El Dorado High School. 

 "It allows us to test out our emergency operations plan and work out the logistics of getting a large volume of people in, vaccinated, and exit in a safe manner," said Jeff Quinn of SNHD. 

Paramedics and healthcare professionals from across the valley took part in the exercise. They will now be able to train their own employees before the vaccine is released. ... Read More

Raiders activate 7 defensive players from COVID-19 list

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven players off the COVID-19 list after they missed practice this week as “high risk” close contacts to a teammate who had tested positive.

Safety Johnathan Abram, defensive tackle Maliek Collins, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, defensive end Arden Key and defensive tackle Kendal Vickers all have been activated and are on target to play against the Kansas City Chiefs if they pass one more test.

Defensive end David Irving was also activated from the practice squad COVID-19 list... Read More