LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Fire Department's Fire Investigation Division reports it has arrested a man on arson charges.
Brian Ray Miller, 60, is facing three counts of first-degree arson related to a series of recent fires that have occurred at several Walmart locations in Clark County.
Officials say the incidents started as a fire in the paper goods aisle that activated each of the store's sprinkler systems. And the fire suppression systems worked in helping to keep the flames down until firefighters arrived.
However, the damages caused have been estimated to be more than $100,000 in each incident.
The Clark County Fire Department released surveillance footage from inside one of the stores of a man in a black jacket who enters from the bottom left of the screen and goes up the right aisle with the first ten seconds.
Around 20 seconds in, he reaches deep into the shelf to ignite the paper products and waits to ensure the fire is growing. The fire is not visible until approximately 2:20 into the video.
CCFD says the fires that Miller has been charged with occurred at the following dates and locations:
- April 13: 5198 Boulder Highway
- April 17: 6005 S. Eastern Ave.
- June 14: 5198 Boulder Highway
Miller faced a judge on Tuesday where his bail was set at $75,000 for his cases. His next court date is scheduled for June 17.