Updated: Suspect arrested in Thrift Store fire

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Nevada State Fire Marshal’s Office has identified the man arrested on arson charges in Monday’s fire at the Fernley Thrift Store as Troy Goins, 46, of Fernley.

Goins was arrested by the State Fire Marshal’s Office Friday morning following an investigation into the cause of the fire, which was reported at 4:58 a.m. Monday. He was charged with breaking and entering into the business and first degree arson.

A spokesman from the Fire Marshal’s Office declined to release additional details.


The fire was started in the storage area of the thrift store, and damaged several other adjacent businesses.

Troy Goins

No injuries were reported, but several of the businesses remain closed because of the damage.

North Lyon County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Huntley said he began to suspect early in the investigation that the fire was intentionally set.

“The fire department takes every fire seriously, no matter how big or how small,” Huntley said. “We thank the Nevada State Fire Marshal’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, and public for their assistance.”

2 thoughts on “Updated: Suspect arrested in Thrift Store fire

  • Rhonda guerra

    What a great job the fire dept did and so quickly. Thank you for your courage and service to the public!

  • Kim Bussey

    Thank you for your quick response. You all did a great job! I looked out my door as I was getting ready for work and saw all the smoke. It was wonderful to see all the fire trucks and people working to put it out as I was leaving at 6:30 am!


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