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Police: Palm tree, landscaping torched outside Vegas hotel

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 16:32:04-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze that consumed a palm tree and other landscaping in front of a hotel along the Las Vegas Strip.

Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the fire to at least one tree and nearby landscaping in front of Mandalay Bay was caused by a homeless person who was trying to hook up a light with some wires.

The fire was reported to the Clark County Fire Department on Sunday night.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com