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Experts remove stove, fire alarm components from site of deadly Las Vegas apartment fire

Posted: 9:55 PM, Mar 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 18:49:23-04
The Alpine Motel Apartments in downtown Las Vegas are at the center of multiple investigations related to a deadly fire in Late December 2019 in which six people were killed and dozens more were injured or displaced
The Alpine Motel Apartments in downtown Las Vegas are at the center of multiple investigations related to a deadly fire in Late December 2019 in which six people were killed and dozens more were injured or displaced
The Alpine Motel Apartments in downtown Las Vegas are at the center of multiple investigations related to a deadly fire in Late December 2019 in which six people were killed and dozens more were injured or displaced

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The site inspection of the property involved in the deadliest residential fire in the City of Las Vegas' history is complete but the ongoing pandemic is causing delays in the civil case against the owner.

13 Investigates has learned experts have documented and removed almost 70 pieces of evidence from the property including the stove from the room where the deadly fire is believed to have started.

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Experts photograph and video taped the interior of the property and removed parts of the fire alarm system.

"We were able to finish the inspection, within those three days collected some evidence take some photographs and video and really get the process starting for being able to release the scene to return the personal property the former residents," said Adam Ellis, an attorney representing some fo the victims, their estates, and their family members.

Ellis says a status hearing involving the inspection has been postponed approximately two weeks due to the pandemic and the new court procedures which include video conferencing and teleconferencing.

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