Early-morning fire damages vacant home in northeast Reno

Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 5:02 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE 6:00 A.M.: After a secondary search no one was inside the house. Firefighters said the fire started in the southeast corner of the home.

The house is partially destroyed and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


The Reno Fire Department responded to an early-morning fire at a vacant house on E. 9th Street Friday. Investigators say the home had been vacant for 3 years and homeless people appeared to be occupying the house.

The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at a house on E. 9th Street near Silverada Boulevard. The fire was reported by a driver passing by.

A large amount of trash and debris, inside and outside the home, hindered firefighting efforts.

No injuries are reported at this time. Firefighters are working to determine if anyone was inside the home at the time the fire started.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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