Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jun 17, 2022 - 1:25PM

For Immediate Release

One person dead after structure fire in Sun Valley

For media inquiries contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-6235
Cell: (775) 484-9821

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to an early morning structure fire on Loster Way in Sun Valley. WCSO patrol Deputies arrived on scene at approximately 6:00 a.m. on June 17, 2022 as Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District was in the process of extinguishing the blaze, which was limited to one structure.  While putting out the fire, a deceased subject was discovered in the burnt remains of the home.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are conducting an investigation into this incident.  The identity of the deceased subject is unknown.  The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office will be investigating the cause and manner of death as well as the identification of the decedent.

Additional details will be provided as they become available.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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