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Cause of fatal residential fire in Northwest Reno under investigation

By ThisIsReno

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This morning at 12:14 a.m., Reno firefighters responded to structure fire at a single family residence in the 700 block of Barry M Circle in Northwest Reno.

During the interior search, firefighters located one deceased victim and one unconscious victim. Firefighters rescued the victim from the fire and immediately began resuscitation. After being revived, the patient was transported by REMSA to Renown Regional Medical Center. After arrival at the hospital, the victim had pulses and was breathing on their own. At the time of this release the condition of the patient was not known.

“The first arriving crews found the structure fully involved,” advised Reno Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Knoll. “Firefighters used heavy handlines to knockdown the main body of the fire which protected the exposures and allowed firefighters to commence interior attack and search.”

After knockdown was received, crews conducted a secondary search for victims as there were conflicting reports by neighbors concerning the number of occupants living in the home. Crews remained on scene conducting operations until after 5:00 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Responding to the fire were four structure engines, one ladder truck, one air support unit, one safety officer, one fire investigator, and one battalion chief.