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Media Contacts:

Matthew Brown, Communications Program Manager

Matthew oversees the City's press communications and public relations activities.

Contact:
Office phone: 775-785-5855
Cell phone: 775-354-8780
email: brownm@reno.gov

Deanna Gescheider, Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Deanna directs the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, this includes overseeing and managing strategic direction for the City's: media relations, print and new communications, television production and web services.

Contact:
Office phone: 775-348-3909
Fax: 775-334-3124
email: gescheiderd@reno.gov.

 


Reno man dies from injuries sustained in Manhattan Street fire

The following is an update of a release sent out on March 28, 2014 at 9:31 a.m., which is included below for reference.

Post Date:03/28/2014 9:57 AM

The 58-year-old Feemster was pronounced dead this evening at 5:35 p.m. He had been transported to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento after suffering third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body.

A second male, 28-year-old Luke Mumui, also suffered third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body in the Reno fire and is still in critical care at the UC Davis Burn Center.

The third victim in the fire, 36-year-old Priscilla Endemann, has had her condition upgraded. She is out of intensive care at Reno’s Renown Regional Medical Center.

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Fire on Manhattan Street injures three people

The Reno Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 930 Manhattan Street on Thursday night, March 27 at approximately 9:35 p.m. Arriving crews reported heavy fire from the center apartment of a large two-story apartment complex. The fire was upgraded to a third alarm assignment and brought under control within 10 minutes.

Three adults were at the apartment at the time of the incident: two males and one female. Both males received third-degree burns to 90 percent of their bodies and are in critical condition. The female suffered first- and second-degree burns and significant smoke inhalation injuries and remains at Renown Regional Medical Center.

While the fire remains under investigation, it is believed that the fire originated in the garage while the occupants were repairing a vehicle. Gasoline may have contributed to the start of the fire.

Fire Facts
  • The time of alarm was 9:35 p.m.
  • Arrival time was 9:40 p.m.
  • Fire reported knocked down and controlled at 9:50 p.m.
  • Scene determined safe at 10:11 p.m.
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