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Reno Police Probe Fatal Fire At Homeless Camp Tent On River

Reno police are investigating the death of a homeless person found in a tent that caught fire at an encampment on the banks of the Truckee River.


Fire crews found the adult's body in the burned-out tent Monday morning when they responded to a report of a fire at the camp east of downtown near North Edison Way and East McCarran Boulevard.

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Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the fire may have been accidental. The name of the victim has not been released. The official cause of death has not been determined.