Names released of 2 killed in south Reno fire

Published: Oct. 20, 2023 at 4:11 AM PDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2023 at 5:14 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - 4:30 P.M. UPDATE: The two people killed in Friday’s Teramo Court housefire are Davis Barbee, 19, and Travis Barbee, 13, both of Reno, the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Both were declared dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, the medical examiner said.

Details about their deaths are still under investigation.

12:24 P.M. UPDATE: Fire investigators believe this fire started in the garage.

Ring camera footage shows the blaze had been burning for quite some time before it was noticed.

Reno Fire Department Fire Chief Dave Cochran said this fire was one of the hottest they had ever seen due to the fact that it had been burning for some time before firefighters arrived.

Other homes were considered to be in danger due to their proximity to the fire. The blaze injured three firefighters, though not seriously. The injured included one firefighter who suffered burns when the fire burned through their protective gear and burned their leg.

Fire investigators remain on scene.

11:02 A.M. UPDATE: The City of Reno says an early Friday morning house fire resulted in the deaths of two people.

When crews with the Reno Fire Department arrived, they found the two-story single-family home ablaze. Two of the occupants were outside, with reports of two victims inside the home.

The fire caused extensive damage to the structure and a partial collapse of the roof. Firefighters were able to find and remove both victims.

They were taken to the hospital, where one adult male and one juvenile male, were pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

UPDATE: According to the operations chief on scene, two people are in critical condition following an early morning structure fire in Reno. Two firefighters were also injured, one with a leg burn and the other experienced smoke inhalation. Both were treated on the scene.

Crews were able to rescue one person before the house collapsed. Afterwards they went back in to rescue the second victim.

The fire has been contained and Red Cross is helping victims of the fire.

ORIGINAL: Around 3 a.m. Friday morning, Reno Fire and Reno Police Department responded to a heavily involved house fire in South Reno.

Crews are currently on scene at 470 Teramo Court. KOLO 8 News Now is also at the scene and can report seeing at least one victim being cared for by paramedics.

The structure is described as heavily damaged.

This is a developing situation. Updates will be provided online and on Good Morning Reno beginning at 5 a.m.