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Vehicles damaged in possible arson on same block

Posted at 5:53 AM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 15:21:42-05

Three vehicles were damaged by fire in the same neighborhood Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to one car on fire in a driveway in the 8200 block of Cimarron Ridge Drive, near Durango and Vegas drives, around 4 a.m. While they were responding, another car caught fire down the street.

The initial report came in as a vehicle fire which extended to a house.  When firefighters arrived, they found a car fully involved with fire extending to the garage of a home.
While fighting that fire, they saw another vehicle on fire down the street.  A fire engine responding to the first fire stopped and fought that fire.
Both fires were extinguished in less than 10 minutes.
The vehicle at at the first home was completely destroyed and there was some minor exterior damage to the front of the house where the garage is located.  There was no damage to the interior of the house.
The fire down the street destroyed one vehicle and heavily damaged another vehicle parked next to it in the driveway.

Damage was estimated at $15,000 for the entire incident.

"This is something I drive every day to work and back. I felt accomplished. I took road trips and everything with all my friends it has so many memories to me," said Ricky McCullough, the owner of one of the burned cars.

No injuries were reported.
Both homes where the fires occurred has video surveillance cameras.  Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said they showed a young adult male walking along Cimarron Ridge Drive trying to open doors on vehicles.  


I'm following a few car arsons today. In the video you can see a man messing around with the cars before they burst into flames. You'll see more video of the fires today on KTNV Channel 13 Action News.

Posted by Parker Collins on Monday, March 7, 2016

Both of the vehicles that were on fire were not locked and the person was able to gain access.  When the person left the vehicles, they were on fire.
If anyone has information concerning this morning’s incident, they should call Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Arson Investigators at 702-383-2888 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.