One Victim Dies After Reno Apartment Fire

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

UPDATE: Ronald Craig Feemster has died following injuries he sustained during a three-alarm apartment fire Thursday night in downtown Reno.

The 58-year-old Feemster was pronounced dead Friday evening at 5:35 p.m. He had been transported to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento after suffering third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body.

A second male, 28-year-old Luke Mumui, also suffered third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body in the Reno fire and is still in critical care at the UC Davis Burn Center.

The third victim in the fire, 36-year-old Priscilla Endemann, has had her condition upgraded. She is out of intensive care at Reno's Renown Regional Medical Center.


RENO, NV - Two people are being treated for third-degree burns after a fire Thursday night.

It happened at 930 Manhattan Street around 9:30PM. Fire crews found heavy fire from the center apartment of a large two-story apartment complex. The fire was upgraded to a third alarm assignment and brought under control within 10 minutes, according to the Reno Fire Department.

Three adults were at the apartment at the time: two males and one female. Both males received third-degree burns to 90 percent of their bodies and are in critical condition, set for treatment at the UC Davis Burn Center in northern California. The female suffered first- and second-degree burns and significant smoke inhalation injuries and remains at Renown Regional Medical Center.

While the fire remains under investigation, fire crews say they think the fire originated in the garage while the occupants were repairing a vehicle. Gasoline may have contributed to the start of the fire.

Fire Chief Michael Hernandez says one of the male victims is the brother of a Reno firefighter, but no names will be released until family is officially notified.


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