Reno Fire Department investigators need the public’s assistance to identify suspects who may have set multiple fires downtown that occurred in the early morning hours of January 29.
Tray Palmer, fire marshal for Reno Fire, in a press release shared that a total of three fires occurred one after the other between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. One occurred at approximately 3:10 a.m. at 816 E. 2nd St. in a vacant structure, another was reported at 4:57 am at 747 Willow St., this one involving an occupied structure. The last fire took place at 5:29 a.m. at 257 Thoma St. where firefighters extinguished a burning vehicle.
All the fires occurred east of downtown Reno. The last two may be related, the department added.
If you have any information related to the incidentes, you can reach the Reno Fire Department at 775-334-2300 or if you’d like to remain anonymous you can leave a tip on the Secret Witness hotline at 775-322-4900. –CC