Fire causes roof to collapse at Las Vegas medical building

Fire causes roof to collapse at Las Vegas medical building

After asbestos found, extension granted to demolish burned-out Key Largo casino

After asbestos found, extension granted to demolish burned-out Key Largo casino



ATF suspects arson in fire at shuttered Key Largo Casino

ATF suspects arson in fire at shuttered Key Largo Casino



‘They were absolutely heroes’: The MGM Grand fire and the men who fought it.

32 years later, firefighters relive the nation’s second-deadliest hotel fire.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/21/they-were-absolutely-heroes-mgm-grand-fire-and-men/

They were absolutely heroes’: The MGM Grand fire and the men who fought it.

32 years later, firefighters relive the nation’s second-deadliest hotel fire.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/21/they-were-absolutely-heroes-mgm-grand-fire-and-men/

Where most people see charred remains of a burned apartment building, fire investigators see a giant puzzle to be solved. And they do solve it.
The Las Vegas Sun got a behind-the-scenes look at a fire from the perspective of fire investigators for Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. They respond to blazes that have reached two-alarm status, injured people, caused more than $50,000 in damage, involved city property or seemed suspicious in nature.
Click here to read more about the investigators and see more photos of the fire and the search for its cause.
(Photo above by Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun)

Where most people see charred remains of a burned apartment building, fire investigators see a giant puzzle to be solved. And they do solve it.

The Las Vegas Sun got a behind-the-scenes look at a fire from the perspective of fire investigators for Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. They respond to blazes that have reached two-alarm status, injured people, caused more than $50,000 in damage, involved city property or seemed suspicious in nature.

Click here to read more about the investigators and see more photos of the fire and the search for its cause.

(Photo above by Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun)

It was 31 years ago today, at about 8 p.m., that a fire ripped  through the Las Vegas Hilton — once known as the International Hotel and  now as LVH – Las Vegas Hotel — trapping some guests in hotel rooms while others used sheets to climb to safety.
Eight people died and 200 were injured. Damage was estimated at $13 million.
The Las Vegas Sun reported the next day that “enormous clouds of smoke billowed from the 2,300-room hotel.  Hundreds of onlookers thronged around the hotel, creating massive  traffic problems for Metro police. There were reports that fights broke  out among people milling outside the hotel.”
Investigators later said a busboy set an eighth-floor lobby curtain  on fire with a marijuana cigarette, starting the fire. Philip Bruce  Cline was convicted of arson and is serving eight life terms plus 15  years in state prison.
The Hilton fire came just months after a fire at the MGM Grand killed 87 people and injured about 700.
Click here for more on the history of fabulous Las Vegas.

It was 31 years ago today, at about 8 p.m., that a fire ripped through the Las Vegas Hilton — once known as the International Hotel and now as LVH – Las Vegas Hotel — trapping some guests in hotel rooms while others used sheets to climb to safety.

Eight people died and 200 were injured. Damage was estimated at $13 million.

The Las Vegas Sun reported the next day that “enormous clouds of smoke billowed from the 2,300-room hotel. Hundreds of onlookers thronged around the hotel, creating massive traffic problems for Metro police. There were reports that fights broke out among people milling outside the hotel.”

Investigators later said a busboy set an eighth-floor lobby curtain on fire with a marijuana cigarette, starting the fire. Philip Bruce Cline was convicted of arson and is serving eight life terms plus 15 years in state prison.

The Hilton fire came just months after a fire at the MGM Grand killed 87 people and injured about 700.

Click here for more on the history of fabulous Las Vegas.