$25 Million – Little valley fire jury found NDF grossly negligent

On Aug. 17, 2018 A Washoe County jury on Friday found the Nevada Division of Forestry guilty of gross negligence in the Little Valley Fire that burned down 23 homes in 2016 in the prescribed burn that exploded out of control on Oct. 14, 2016. “Vindicated, vindicated,” said a tearful Debbie Sheltra when asked how she felt about the verdict. Sheltra was one of several residents whose house burned down from the Little Valley Fire. “It doesn’t replace what we’ve lost, but we feel a great sense of satisfaction because we were right and we didn’t give up,”