Sparks, NV – Possible arson fire at trailer rental business held in check by sprinkler system

Fire crews are investigating to determine the cause of a fire inside “Prime Trailer,” a store that rents out trailers in the 1500 block of South McCarran Boulevard and Greg Street.  It broke out around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018. It was initially called in as a fire alarm activation, so a crew from the Sparks Fire Department was sent to the scene to investigate.

Upon arrival the crew saw smoke coming out of the roll-up door and upgraded it to a second alarm fire; and backup was called. Additional crews arrived and entered the building, finding a fire inside. Fire officials say the fire was held in check thanks to a working sprinkler system. The fire is out now but investigators are calling it suspicious and say it may stem from a burglary at the business.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation but our indication is that it might have been a burglary because there were signs of forced entry prior to our arrival,” said Battalion Chief Derek Keller from the Sparks Fire Department.

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