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Police seek arsonist


At approximately 4 a.m., the Reno Fire Department was called in to suppress a residential fire at 1650 Catherine Way in northwest Reno. Fire crews worked quickly and efficiently to ventilate and extinguish the fire. There are no injuries to occupants or firefighters on scene and the interior of the home sustained no fire damage. Upon investigation, the cause of the fire is confirmed to be intentionally set. Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2175. Information may also be submitted through Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
A neighbor was getting ready to leave for work when he saw the “front of the house on fire” and called 9-1-1. The neighbor was able to raise the occupant, who exited the home safely through the rear door with the family dog. There is an indication that the smoke alarms inside the house were not functioning. The Reno Fire Department would like to remind citizens to check their smoke alarms and ensure that they are working properly. To do this, locate your smoke alarms and push and hold the test button for a few seconds. The detector should produce a loud noise indicating they are working. For more information or assistance, please call the Reno Fire Department at 775-334-2300.
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