Reno Fire: One person, dog killed in Panther Valley mobile home fire

2022-04-29 19:12:55 By : Mr. Chris Fan

The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday released the name the person who died following as Lorene Vagts, 62, of Reno.

"The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation," according to a 4:345 p.m. press release. "The Reno Fire Department is the lead agency investigating the cause of the fire."

The original story from April 21 is below:

One person is dead after a fire destroyed two mobile homes in Panther Valley in north Reno Thursday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Jerry Kosak, battalion chief with Reno Fire Department, told the RGJ crews responded to the fire on Ranger Road at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday.

Two double-wide modular homes at the West Ranger Road mobile home park were destroyed before the fire was extinguished.

One person who was inside one of the mobile homes died, Kosak said. That person's name has not been released, pending next-of-kin notification.

A dog that was outside one of the homes also died, Kosak said. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Kristin Oh is a public safety reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal. She can be reached at or at 775-420-1285  Please help support her work by subscribing.