MEDIA ADVISORY: Lincoln County Sheriff to Hold Press Conference on Panaca Explosions


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - July 14, 2016

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee will host a press conference at the Panaca Fire Department in Panaca, NV beginning at 1:30 p.m today to present preliminary information on the explosions that took place yesterday evening, Wednesday, July 13th. Local, state and federal agencies are currently on-site and may be available at the press conference.

WHAT: Press Conference Announcing Details of Panaca Explosion
WHO: Sheriff Kerry Lee & Possibly local, state, and federal law enforcement officials
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Location:  Panaca Fire Station
700 Edwards Street
Panaca, NV 89042

At this time, Sheriff Lee has confirmed there has been one fatality and one non-life threatening injury as a result of the explosion.

Currently, the state has dispatched the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the Division of Emergency Management, the State Fire Marshall, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Division of Investigations and two Public Information Officers to assist on the scene. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting local law enforcement on scene, as well.

At the request of Sheriff Lee, state personnel will assist in coordinating the press event. If you are planning to attend the press conference, please email and let her know your ETA. Jennifer Cooper will be the main point of contact at the event


Office of the Governor . 101 North Carson Street . Carson City, NV 89701 . (775) 684-5670
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