August 19, 2014
The Reno Fire Department now says they believe the Verdi Fire that scorched more than 6,000 acres twelve days ago...was man-caused.
Despite the recent assumption, officials are still trying to determine if the fire was accidental or intentionally set.
Investigators will not say exactly how the fire was sparked, though it was disclosed that it was started north of the Truckee River, near an industrial building.
The August 11th fire scorched several thousand acres and came dangerously close to the communities of Somerset.
Photographs courtesy of Paul Plourde, Dennis Roach, and Ed Hass.