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WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, KOLO-TV in Reno reported on U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s (R-NV) push to fight wildfires in Nevada and across the West. Watch the clip here.

Yesterday, Heller attended a roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Forest Service Acting Chief Vicky Christensen and his colleagues in Congress to discuss wildfire prevention measures.

As a member of the Senate Western Caucus, Heller has championed and supported several pieces of legislation to combat fires in Nevada. Most recently, Heller supported legislation signed into law to provide federal funding for wildfire management and improvements to firefighting by modernizing aviation, radio, and evacuation system infrastructure and other platforms that detect and monitor fire, which includes projects like AlertTahoe. It also directs the Forest Service to partner with the University of Nevada on wildfire risk mapping.

Click HERE or the image above to play the clip.