Ray May Fire Fully Contained at 3,895 Acres

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

GARDNERVILLE, NV - The Ray May fire burning since Tuesday is now fully contained, with 3,895 acres burned.

They also found three more outbuildings burned, for a total of eight. Also burned were an abandoned guesthouse and an empty BLM building.

Some of the more than 450 firefighters battling this fire have been released, but many are still mopping up the fire that started Tuesday afternoon, seven miles south of Gardnerville.

Wednesday, two 15-year-old boys were arrested in connection with starting the fire, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. One is a Pine View Estates resident near where the fire is located.

Investigators determined the teens had built a fort in the area of Ray May Way and had started a campfire at the fort. They apparently failed to extinguish the fire and Tuesday afternoon, wind caused the fire to spread.

The juveniles are in custody and have been formally charged with delinquency offense.

There were two non-life-threatening injuries reported Wednesday morning on the fire line. According to Douglas County, they are firefighters, receiving treatment for their injuries.


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