An early morning house fire off Casey Road resulted in charges of arson

Staff Report —

A suspect in an early morning fire on Tuesday has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson, reports Churchill County Sheriff Richard Hickox.

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a residential fire in the area of Casey Road. Upon arriving in the area, deputies found a single-wide trailer fully engulfed in flames. Hickox said during the initial stages of the investigation, information led them to believe this fire was suspicious in nature. He said deputies relayed their suspicions to the responding fire crews who then notified the fire marshal.

The Fire Department responded with two command rigs, two Type 2 Engines, Type 1 truck as well as three water Tenders and 28 firefighters. While fighting the fire command personnel were made aware that the fire may be of suspicious origin.  At that point the fire was extinguished carefully so as to preserve any evidence that might exist.

Hickox said the CCSO worked with the local fire marshal and later the state fire marshal in the investigation, resulting in the arrest of Dalton Killins. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

 

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