Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety
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Contact: Kimberly J. Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada 89711
(702) 684-4544

NEWS FROM: Office of the Fire Marshal  99-116

Fire Destroys Mobile Homes and Property in Silver Springs

Accidental fire caused by unattended burn barrel

The Office of the Fire Marshal has determined that the Silver Springs fire that occurred on April 27, 1999 at 6:00pm at 5625 East Highway 50 was caused by an accidentally ignited burn barrel that was left unattended. The fire investigation concluded that it was accidental in nature and no charges were filed.

The fire destroyed two mobile homes, a travel trailer and 4 trucks at the address. There were no injuries or fatalities. The Central Lyon County Fire District responded to the call.

For further information on this incident, contact Deputy State Fire Marshal Dennis Ely at 687-4290.