For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Mayberry
Reno, Nev. Sept. 14, 2018. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, in conjunction with North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District determined that the cause of the ¼ acre Kennedy Drive Fire that started at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 13 was arson.
Through a joint investigation between the two fire districts which included witness statements, and with the assistance of the Washoe County School District Police (WCSDPD), a 13-year old juvenile was arrested by WCSDP on two counts of arson. One count for the Kennedy Fire and one count for a fire discovered to have been started prior within a block of the Kennedy Fire.