SUN VALLEY — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) responded to five separate spot fires, all in close proximity, in Sun Valley between 10:34 p.m. to 11:41 p.m. Wednesday.
The first fire was reported at 10:34 p.m. in the area of Leon Drive and East Gepford Parkway causing minor damage to a Gepford Park structure.
The four additional spot fires were in brush and vegetation, no structures were damaged and no persons were injured. These fires were reported in the following areas:
• 500 block of Summerhill Drive at 10:38 p.m.
• Area of East 2nd Street and Alexander Court at 10:44 p.m.
• 5100 block of Oetting Lane at 11:18 p.m.
• 300 block of East Gepford Parkway at 11:41 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating these occurrences as criminal arson cases. Detectives in the Special Operations and Investigations Division encourage anyone with information on these incidents to contact their office at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword-SW.