Topic - Washoe County'S Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit

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  • Washoe County Sheriff's Office
This HH-1H Huey helicopter, the jewel of the Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit in Washoe County, Nev., failed to act during the Pinehaven wildfire last week because of a tangle of federal rules.

    Federal obstacles hamper battle on wildfires

    The fire didn't care what kind of federal land it was burning, but for sheriff's deputies hovering over a blaze in northwestern Nevada last week, it made all the difference: If it was Bureau of Land Management property, they could legally drop the water they were carrying, but if it was Forest Service land, they were out of luck.

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