TV reports: body in fire was found |

TV reports: body in fire was found

Nevada Appeal staff report

Local television stations reported on Friday a body was found by fire crews from the wreckage of a house fire that happened early Friday morning.

Local television reports stated the body was transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner for positive identification. Local television reports also stated neighbors said they believed the body was of a woman who lived in the top unit of the home.

The structure on Gay Street was reported on fire shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. Fire crews from Central Lyon County fire department responded to the blaze along with Storey County Fire but, after 10 minutes, were forced back into a defensive attack.

That was followed by structural collapse of the building. It took until 4:16 a.m. to control and knock down the fire.

As of Friday the Nevada State Fire Marshal was continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire.