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ALERT: Active investigation

UPDATE 9:30am: The Nevada Division of State Parks is standing by for the Department of Public Safety Investigation Division to complete their investigation of the incident. Once we have their preliminary report, we will update the press and public with further details on what occurred. We expect to have that information ready early next week, Wednesday afternoon at the latest. The Park Ranger involved has been placed on administrative leave while investigations continue. Valley of Fire State Park has returned to normal operating hours as of this morning, July 12, 2024.

We appreciate your continued patience while our agency navigates through this process. No further information will be provided at this time.

UPDATE July 12, 2024: The park has reopened to normal operating hours.

UPDATE July 11, 7:00am: Valley of Fire State Park will remain closed for the entirety of the day. Those with camping reservations can enter through the West Entrance, but will only have access to the campground. The rest of the park will remain closed off.

UPDATE 4:45pm: The park will remain closed for the remainder of the day. Visitors with camping reservations are allowed access to the campground but will not be able to access the rest of the park.

UPDATE 2:05pm: This afternoon, July 10, 2024, a Nevada State Park Ranger, stationed at Valley of Fire State Park, discharged their service weapon while responding to a call. One subject was struck. The Park Ranger was not injured. Medical personnel responded to the scene and the individual was pronounced deceased.  

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Valley of Fire State Park remains closed to visitors. No other additional details will be provided at this time.  

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