Wednesday, July 14, 2004
A human-caused wildfire blazed through Kings Canyon, just west of Carson City. It quickly blackened 300 acres and approached homes. Over 250 firefighters began fighting the fire but shifting winds and warm temperatures thwarted initial containment efforts. As the fire worsened, 1,700 more firefighters arrived to help. The fire ultimately burnt over 7,500 acres and 26 buildings and caused sudden evacuations.
Common Hazards in this State

State Information

Nevada Homeland Security
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
(775) 687-0300

Local Information

Clark County Office of Emergency Management
500 South Grand Central Parkway,
P.O. Box 551713, 6th Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89155
(702) 455-5710

City of Henderson Office of Emergency Management
240 Water Street
Henderson, NV 89009-5050
(702) 267-2212

Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management
7551 Sauer Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 229-6501

Washoe County Emergency Management Program
5195 Spectrum Blvd
Reno, NV 89512
phone: (775) 337-5855
fax: (775) 337-5894

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

State of Nevada Citizen Corps Council
101 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-7320

Last Updated: 08/20/2019