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UPDATE: Coroner identifies body found after 2-alarm fire at downtown Las Vegas chapel

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 18:03:54-05

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.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- 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.

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.