by Sgt. Pat Brooks, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Minden, Nevada – On Saturday, January 3, 2015 at approximately 6:45 PM, East Fork Fire and Paramedic District responded to a house fire in the 3600 block of Shawnee Drive in north Douglas County.
As units arrived, the structure was approximately 80 percent involved in fire. Sixteen East Fork Fire units responded to this fire in addition to units from the Carson City Fire Department.
The structure is a ranch style home that is approximately 1400 square foot in size. The occupants were not in the residence and preliminary reports are the fire started in the laundry room. As to the cause of the fire, it is unknown at this time. No injuries have been reported.
This fire is currently being investigated by fire inspectors of the East Fork Fire and Paramedic District.
At this time the fire has been knocked down and fire units are still on scene mopping up and conducting the investigation. The Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.
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