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Fires & Floods

Lumbee Tribe

article Firefighter admits to setting blazes to get paid for putting them out (12/8/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Talk about keeping yourself in business. A North Carolina firefighter admitted he intentionally set fires on an Indian reservation so he could get...
article Lumbee Tribe of NC Emerges Slowly From Hurricane Matthew Flood Waters (10/20/2016)
(North Carolina) -- As flood waters recede, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is assessing damage and charting a path toward recovery for thousands of members who lost...
article Lumbee Tribal Citizens Struggling with Hurricane Matthew Flooding (10/13/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Lumberton is part of a four-county area of North Carolina that is home to 40,000 Lumbee tribal citizens. Lumberton, eight-miles from the Lumbee Tribe...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article 10 years later: How the Esperanza fire became a raging inferno that killed 5 firefighters (10/23/2016)
(California) -- The call woke Jess McLean about 2:30 a.m. His boss wanted to know whether he could help with a fire, even though it was his day off. It’s a big one...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Administration Assists Shiprock Elder Flood Victim by Providing New Home (10/7/2016)
(New Mexico) -- On Wednesday, October 5, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye traveled to Shiprock to dedicate the new home of Ina Yazzie, an elder who lost her home...
article Shiprock Chapter to hear flood cleanup update (9/2/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Shiprock Chapter officials will devote part of Sunday's chapter meeting to informing members about efforts to clean an area left heavily damaged...
article Salt Creek Wash flood victims meet with Navajo Nation leaders (8/30/2016)
(New Mexico) -- More than 100 people attended First Wash Assembly of God Church Aug. 13 in Shiprock where Council Delegate Tom Chee (Shiprock) and other government...
article Flooding destroys homes in Shiprock (8/16/2016)
(New Mexico) -- More than 100 people attended an Aug. 13 meeting at the First Wash Assembly of God church in Shiprock, where Council Delegate Tom Chee (Shiprock) and...
article Navajo Council Delegate Tom Chee & Congressman Lujan Visit Families Affected by Flooding (8/11/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Council Delegate Tom Chee (Shiprock) invited U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D – New Mexico) on Tuesday, to visit with families in the community of...
article Tribe declares state of emergency due to floods (8/9/2016)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Commission on Emergency Management declared a state of emergency today for communities impacted by recent heavy rain that caused...
article Navajo Nation president signs 'declaration' after flooding (8/8/2016)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed a "Declaration of Emergency" in response to flooding last week that destroyed homes, roads and...
article Residents in Shiprock recovering after devastating flash flood (8/8/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Weekend flash flooding has left a dozen families with almost nothing and the Navajo Nation has made a declaration of disaster for the affected area....
article Shiprock flooding displaces 27 families; prompts emergency declarations (8/8/2016)
(New Mexico) -- The Shiprock Chapter early Saturday morning declared a state of emergency after floodwaters displaced 27 people and washed away entire homes, farms and...
article Tribal officials hold meeting on Nageezi fire (7/18/2016)
(New Mexico) -- During a planning meeting today, San Juan County, federal and Navajo Nation officials agreed that getting information to residents about last week's...
article Heavy Smoke From Fuller Fire Impacting Residents of Western Navajo Nation (7/16/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Fuller Fire is burning on the North Rim near Point Imperial on the Grand Canyon National Park. The fire is also burning north onto the Kaibab National...
article Navajo police investigate brush fires (4/4/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo police are investigating the cause of four brush fires that consumed approximately 150 acres of land Sunday on the Navajo Nation. Navajo police...
article Body, flooded out vehicle found on Navajo Nation; police searching for missing men (7/18/2015)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation police found a body Friday afternoon near Superman Canyon Road, near Gallup, along with a vehicle that appears to have been caught in a...
article Fireworks Caution Issued on Navajo Nation after Lightening Starts Forest Fire (7/4/2015)
(Arizona) -- On July 1, the Navajo Forestry Department reported a forest fire in the vicinity of Sanostee, New Mexico. Alexious Becenti, forest manager, said the fire...
article Column: Declining revenue means county must charge Navajo Nation for fire protection (6/13/2015)
(Arizona) -- As the San Juan County Commissioner for District 1, which covers a large percentage of the Navajo Nation, I find it necessary to respond to the recent...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Fire sends cardroom patrons fleeing in Oceano (9/22/2016)
(California) -- An apparent attic fire destroyed the Oceana Casino in Oceano on Wednesday afternoon. Five Cities Fire Authority Chief Steve Lieberman said the fire broke...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash wastewater used in battle against Rey fire (8/31/2016)
(California) -- Crews battling the Rey fire south of Cachuma Lake have been assisted by recycled water from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ tertiary...
article Chumash Tribe Helping with Fire Fight by Providing Water (8/26/2016)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has offered its wastewater supply to help fire crews at the Rey fire. The reservation has a plant that can produce...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article Spokane Reservation Engulfed In Smoke As Wildfire Rages On (8/27/2016)
(Washington) -- Three days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, fires still burn on the Spokane Reservation.
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok State of Emergency: Arson Suspected in Tully Fire on Reservation (8/27/2016)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has declared a state of emergency in a 500-acre fire that has torched at least one home, with arson as the suspected cause.
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article WV Lottery weathers Greenbrier casino revenue drop after flood (8/23/2016)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery revenue from The Greenbrier’s casino fell 44 percent last month, after the June 23 flood forced the resort to close for...
article 'Unbelievable' flooding devastates The Greenbrier resort (6/25/2016)
(West Virginia) -- “Unbelievable” was a word Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice couldn’t stop uttering as he described flood damage...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Whiteclay

article Fire levels Native-owned grocery (7/28/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Monday started out as a normal morning for Martin Pilcher and his crew at Arrowhead Foods, the only Native-owned business in this tiny town tucked south of...
article 'Total Loss': Native-Owned Arrowhead Foods Burns Down (7/27/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Arrowhead Foods, the only Native-owned business in Whiteclay, Nebraska, burned to the ground Monday morning due to a defective chicken broaster.
article Faulty chicken roaster being blamed for fire that gutted Whiteclay grocery store (7/27/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A faulty chicken roaster is being blamed for a fire Monday that gutted one of the two grocery stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, a border town best known for...
article Fire levels Native-owned grocery (7/27/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Monday started out as a normal morning for Martin Pilcher and his crew at Arrowhead Foods, the only Native-owned business in this tiny town tucked south of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk Nation Donates $25,000 to Flood-Ravaged Bad River Ojibwe (7/22/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is giving $25,000 to the Bad River Ojibwe, which was ravaged by flooding throughout Wisconsin that prompted Wisconsin Governor Scott...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Guests return to Resorts World Casino after electrical fire causes evacuation (5/15/2016)
(New York) -- Officials say the Resorts World Casino was evacuated because of an electrical fire. The fire was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday. A spokesman for...
1 Article on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Councilmen say no to video poker (4/6/2016)
(Louisiana) -- Members of the St. Martin Parish Council knew they faced a long agenda coming into Tuesday night’s meeting, but they didn’t realize how long...
article Rising Red: Floodwaters reach Boomtown casino parking garage (6/4/2015)
(Louisiana) -- Red River floodwaters reached the lower level of the Boomtown Bossier Casino parking garage and part of the parking lot Thursday morning. Boomtown...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Caesars

article Caesars Palace Fire Causes $100K in Damage (3/23/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- An iconic Las Vegas hotel sustained $100,000 in damage when a fire broke out Monday. The Associated Press reported the fire began at Caesars Palace around...
article 3 employees suffer smoke inhalation in escalator fire at Caesars Palace (3/21/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- An escalator fire sent smoke billowing into parts of Las Vegas’ glitzy Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, sending three hotel workers to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Smoke, minor fire reported Friday morning at 2 Las Vegas Strip hotels (3/18/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- The Clark County Fire Department responded to two hotel fire alerts Friday morning on the Las Vegas Strip. At 10:25 a.m., the department responded to a...
article Investigators can’t determine cause or source of Cosmopolitan pool fire (8/24/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Investigation into the cause of the July pool deck fire was inconclusive, the Clark County Fire Department reported. Investigators also could not pinpoint...
article Las Vegas: Cosmopolitan fire caused little damage (8/7/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- A fire on the deck of the Bamboo Pool at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sent clouds of black smoke billowing above the scene, causing a temporary closure of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article From the archives: When the Oneida Bingo Hall burst into flames (2/23/2016)
(New York) -- Residents in on the southern edge of Oneida awoke to a loud explosion 28 years ago, on Feb. 21, when the controversial Oneida Indian Nation bingo hall...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Flooding hurt Alton Argosy casino (1/11/2016)
(Illinois) -- Among the casualties of flooding last month on the Mississippi River was the Alton Argosy casino, where high water forced the gambling hall to close for...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Firefighters respond to reports of smoke at Nugget Casino (12/27/2015)
(Nevada) -- Six fire engines responded to the Nugget Casino at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. A News 4 crew on scene spotted smoke coming from a back entrance to the...
article No injuries after laundry room fire at Peppermill in Reno (11/27/2015)
(Reno) -- Authorities say nobody was injured but some guests were evacuated when a fire broke out in the laundry room of the Peppermill resort in Reno.
article Reno's Peppermill briefly evacuated during fire (11/27/2015)
(Reno) -- A fire in a basement laundry room at the Peppermill Hotel Casino forced a brief evacuation of the property Friday afternoon.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article THE MGM FIRE: Deadliest blaze ever on the Strip (11/20/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Nov. 21, 2015, marks the 35th anniversary of an event which resulted in Las Vegas having some of the strictest fire codes in the nation, but at the cost...
1 Article on this Issue

Cayuga Indian Nation

article Indian Land Ruling Dooms Tribe's Bingo Hall, 2nd Circ. Told [sub req] (10/2/2015)
(New York) -- A New York village on Thursday told the Second Circuit that its recent decision in a separate case centering on what constitutes "Indian lands"...
1 Article on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Indian Head Casino Cancels Concerts (8/14/2015)
(Oregon) -- Tonight and tomorrow night’s concert at Indian Head Casino have been cancelled due to the closure of Highway 26 and the worsening air quality due to...
article Warm Springs fire tops 19,000 acres; Hwy. 26 shut, evacuations (8/14/2015)
(Oregon) -- A string of wildfires sparked by a passing RV's trailer on Highway 26 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation merged into one blaze that nearly quadrupled...
article Wildfire closes Highway 230 in near Crater Lake in southern Cascades (8/14/2015)
(Oregon) -- A fire burning in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation exploded to more than 50 square miles Friday, leading a resort and neighborhood to evacuate as strong...
article Wind fans 36,000-acre blaze Hwy. 26 still shut, residents watch, wait, worry (8/14/2015)
(Oregon) -- The County Line 2 Fire had burned more than 36,000 acres on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and was still growing rapidly Friday, as fire bosses...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Firefighters battling mobile home fire on Fort Hall Indian Reservation (1/4/2017)
(Idaho) -- Firefighters are battling a mobile home fire on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The fire was reported around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Ballard Road...
article Stephanie Cram on remembering the Winisk flood, 30 years later (12/29/2016)
(Ontario) -- In 2016, my work as a journalist took me to places like Standing Rock, N.D. and Sachigo Lake First Nation, Ont. But the one story that truly stood out for...
article Native American firefighters fighting wildfires across the country (12/25/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Firefighting crews from several Native American tribes have been battling the deadly wildfires in Sevier County. “We had a lot of Native American...
article Pigeon Park fire spares downtown Vancouver totem pole (12/24/2016)
(British Columbia) -- A small fire in Vancouver's Pigeon Park on the Downtown Eastside this morning spared a nearby totem pole. City workers said they had just...
article Police identify man, four children killed in fire on Ontario First Nation (12/23/2016)
(Ontario) -- Ontario Provincial Police have identified five people who died in a fire that destroyed their home and ripped apart a First Nation community south of London...
article Caldwell First Nation shares housing concerns after deadly Oneida fire (12/19/2016)
(Ontario) -- The Caldwell First Nation is sharing concerns about what's being called a crisis in housing on reserves after a fire killed five family members near...
article Father and 4 children die in house fire on Oneida reserve near London, Ont. (12/16/2016)
(Ontario) -- A father and four of his children, including an infant son, died in a house fire on the Oneida reserve near London, Ont., Wednesday morning. An emotional...
article Bennett pledges aboriginal housing improvements after fatal Ontario fire (12/16/2016)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is determined to improve aboriginal housing, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday after an Ontario chief blasted...
article Indigenous leaders critical of government housing support after deadly fire (12/16/2016)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous leaders in Ontario are slamming the government for not supporting adequate housing on reserves in the wake of a fire that killed five family...
article House fire suspected of claiming father, 4 children on Oneida First Nation (12/15/2016)
(Ontario) -- A father and four of his children are believed to have died in a house fire Wednesday on the Oneida Nation of the Thames near London, Ont.
article Fire effect on First Nation (11/13/2016)
(Canada) -- Melanie Dene still remembers the harrowing ordeal of driving through fiery hell during the evacuation of Fort McMurray six months ago with her two young...
article Southeast Topeka family works to restore house after September fire caused heavy damage (11/13/2016)
(Kansas) -- Robert Jessepe and Cecily Wabaunsee are slowly recovering after a fire ripped through their southeast Topeka home on Sept. 19, leaving them with only the...
article Heavy rain threatens to flood First Nation reserve in B.C. (11/7/2016)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nation near Port Alberni, B.C., expects to evacuate some homes as heavy rains cause rivers to flood. Tseshaht Nation emergency preparedness...
article Typhoon Songda Remnants Slam Coast, Spare Washington State Tribes (10/18/2016)
(Washington) -- It wasn’t the megastorm packing 150-mph winds and 50-foot waves that some meteorologists had predicted, but the storms that first came onshore to...
article The Latest: Trees, power lines come down in Northwest storm (10/16/2016)
(Oregon) -- The Latest on a powerful windstorm in the Northwest (all times local): A windstorm bearing remnants of a Pacific typhoon is reaching the Seattle area after...
article Fire hits Hampton Beach Casino complex (10/14/2016)
(New Hampshire) -- Firefighters knocked down a three-alarm fire that started in the second floor of the historic Hampton Beach Casino complex early Wednesday morning.
article About 100 homes flood in Eskasoni First Nation after heavy rain (10/11/2016)
(Nova Scotia) -- About 100 homes in Eskasoni First Nation flooded Monday night as Cape Breton was hit with heavy rain and wind, the chief says. "We just had a small...
article Gov. Dayton Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Minnesota Counties and Tribal Communities (10/9/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has issued a letter authorizing up to an estimated $3,291,585 in relief from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account...
article FPL contractors assemble at Magic City Casino staging site (10/7/2016)
(Florida) -- Florida Power & Light contractors assembled Friday morning in the parking lot of Magic City Casino, ready to restore electricity to thousands of...
article Finding hope: how arson in Shamattawa is turning into a call for action (10/5/2016)
(Manitoba) -- At 20 years old you can tell Liam Napaokesik is wiser than his age. The brand new teaching assistant at Shamattawa's school is smartly dressed and...

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