LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JAN.19: The Clark County Coroner has identified the deceased man as 30-year-old Steven Warner. Warner's cause of death is still pending the results of the autopsy.
A body has been discovered inside of the chapel that caught fire on Tuesday night.
The body was found by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue after they returned to the scene to begin the fire investigation. It is now being classified as a fatal fire.
UPDATE - After returning to the scene of the 2-Alarm fire on S LV Bl last night to start the investigation of the cause, fire investigators found a deceased person inside. This is now a fatal fire investigation with @LasVegasFD @LVMPD & @CCCoroner which is standard procedure. pic.twitter.com/CBFEmUnta7— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 13, 2021
The chapel, which was considered vacant, was located near Las Vegas and Oakey boulevards. The fire was reported just before 5:30 p.m.
Flames and smoke from the fire could be seen throughout the downtown area.
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Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said on Tuesday night that the vacant chapel was often used by homeless people.
The fire was confirmed to be extinguished at about 7:30 p.m.