Woman identified in fatal Lakeside Drive apartment fire

Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 6:05 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 9:44 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - SEPT. 1, 9:45 A.M. The woman who died in an apartment fire on Lakeside Drive near Robinhood Drive Tuesday morning has been identified as 36-year-old La’tiesha Tarver of Reno.

3:45 P.M. UPDATE: One person died Tuesday morning in an apartment fire on Lakeside Drive near Robinhood Drive, Reno Fire Marshal Tray Palmer said.

The fire started in the kitchen of the two-story apartment without fire sprinklers and rapidly spread. The fire department received the call at 5:11 a.m.

A family of eight lived there, five children ages 4 to 17 and three adults. A woman died, Palmer said.

It appears the entire apartment building will be displaced by the fire. It wasn’t immediately clear how many that will be. The American Red Cross is working to find them a place to stay, Palmer said.

The cause of the fire in the kitchen remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Reno Fire Department is responding to a fire at an apartment complex on Lakeside Drive near Robinhood Drive. It was reported around 5:30 Tuesday morning.

Lakeside is closed in the area due to the emergency response.

No information has been released about any injuries or the extent of the damage.

Check back with this story for more information on this breaking story.

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