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Wildfire delays stadium action in Assembly

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A special session is held in Carson City on Oct. 14, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5) A special session is held in Carson City on Oct. 14, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5)
CARSON CITY, NV (AP) -

The Nevada Assembly is getting a late start on its deliberations over an NFL stadium after a wildfire closed a road between Reno and Carson City.

Lawmakers were supposed to reconvene at 9 a.m. on Friday to discuss a bill that would raise hotel taxes to put $750 million toward a stadium. But a fire that broke out around 2 a.m. in the Washoe Valley closed the main route between the two cities.

Reno Republican Assemblyman Randy Kirner says the Nevada Highway Patrol escorted lawmakers and legislative staff through the corridor, which was closed to general traffic.

 He said all Reno lawmakers were able to make it through safely.

Legislative leaders hope to have a vote and wrap up their work today.

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