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Fire burns former assisted living facility

Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 1:50 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A fire that burned a former assisted living facility in northeast Reno is under investigation.

The fire was reported just after midnight Monday, July 5 at the former Reno Valley Assisted Living and Retirement Center on Beech Street. Forty-four firefighters and 12 vehicles from the Reno Fire Department were part of the response.

Investigators say the fire may have started in the basement. The flames got into the attic and spread through the building. Firefighters say the large structure had more than a hundred rooms.

Two homeless people were found inside the building, but it is not known if they started the fire.

One firefighter was hurt, but the injuries were not serious.

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