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Clark County officials: Key Largo fire was arson

Reported by: Denise Rosch
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Updated: 7/25 4:01 pm
Investigators say a massive fire at the Key Largo casino was no accident. Today the ATF and the Clark County fire department are calling it "incendiary" in nature. There's also a reward now being offered in the case, News 3's Denise Rosch went back to the scene today for the latest.

Clark County and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators say the cause of the fire at the Key Largo Hotel & Casino property March 29 was incendiary in nature, meaning it was caused by human hands.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or individuals responsible.
The fire shut down the east side of the Strip, and firefighters worked overnight on hot spots.

The smoke was visible from miles away. Nearly 120 firefighters responded. Two had to be treated for injuries.

The fire quickly extended into the attic space, preventing crews from entering the building.

Clark County fire crews say two firefighters suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.

Damage was estimated at $4.5 million.


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