Two men arrested in valley fires |

Two men arrested in valley fires

GARDNERVILLE — Douglas County authorities arrested Gardnerville residents David Scott Killen, 18, and Harley Bowie Hook, 18, for allegedly setting a dozen fires in Douglas, Storey, Carson and Alpine counties.

Killen is charged with three felony counts of arson, three gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit arson and a misdemeanor probation violation in Douglas County.

Terry Taylor, East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts fire captain and inspector, said Killen’s father’s pickup has been impounded and that the search warrant obtained allows them to do a forensic search of the truck.

Killen was picked up last week at his job at Taco Bell in Gardnerville, according to the sheriff’s deputies. East Fork Township Judge Jim EnEarl set Killen’s bail at $100,000. Hook was arrested Friday morning.

Six fires were started in Carson City, three in Douglas County, two in Alpine County and one in Storey County in four days.

Taylor said an ignition source was used to ignite brush and grass. He said the largest fire near Walley’s Hot Springs Resort in Genoa burned about a half acre.

No one has been injured in the fires and little property damage occurred, Lt. Lance Modispacher said.

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