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Manhattan Street fire victim dies

By ThisIsReno


Reno Fire Department

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Ronald Craig Feemster has died following injuries he sustained during a three alarm apartment fire Thursday night in downtown Reno.

The 58-year-old Feemster was pronounced dead Friday at 5:35 p.m. He had been transported to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento after suffering third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body.

A second male, 28-year-old Luke Mumui, also suffered third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body in the Reno fire and is still in critical care at the UC Davis Burn Center.

The third victim in the fire, 36-year-old Priscilla Endemann, has had her condition upgraded. She is out of intensive care at Reno’s Renown Regional Medical Center.

The Reno Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 930 Manhattan St. at approximately 9:35 p.m. Thursday. Arriving crews reported heavy fire from the center apartment of a large two-story apartment complex. The fire was upgraded to a third alarm assignment and brought under control within 10 minutes.

While the fire remains under investigation, it is believed that the fire originated in the garage while the occupants were repairing a vehicle. Gasoline may have contributed to the start of the fire.