Tuesday morning update:
After an investigation sheriff’s deputies tracked down the arsonist that set the sage brush on fire behind Michael Hohl R/V Center on North Carson. Deputies say transient Lucas Chase had a back pack full of incendiaries that he used to set the blaze. Deputies say Chase is a known street wanderer and confessed to deputies that he set the fire. Deputies arrested Chase on a charge of Felony Arson.
A brush fire broke out next to Michael Hohl’s Travel Trailer store just north of Medical Parkway. Carson City firefighters raced to the scene and proceeded to fight the fire that was burning in very dry sage brush with flames going up as well as sideways. Smoke rose high in the sky and the firefighters grabbed their hoses and fought hard to knock the big flames down.
After a while the wind gusts subsided and the firefighters got the upper hand on the blaze. No trailers on the other side of the fence were damaged.