An old and abandoned flop-house for transients was severely damaged by fire Monday evening. The single story old cottage is located just west of Goodwill, on the north side of Highway 50.
Firefighters learned that there was no one inside the cottage which enabled the firefighters to move swiftly to put out the blaze. Firefighters told CarsonCityJournal.com that there was a great deal of evidence that this particular unit had been abandoned a short time back and that transients had been using it as a convenient transient flophouse. The cause of the fire is still being investigated but suffice it to say, there was lots of transient debris scattered about the abandoned mini-home.