LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A woman died after suffering burns to approximately 100% of her body in a fire that police say was set intentionally at an east Las Vegas mobile home on Wednesday.
Lt. Ray Spencer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says at least three people inside the home were arguing over infidelity when one of them set a mattress on fire.
Las Vegas firefighters were called to the home at 1322 S. Mojave Road at approximately 4:10 p.m. and found it fully engulfed in flames. Outside, firefighters saw a group of people locked in a fistfight and witnessed the burned woman running around.
The woman was transported to University Medical Center's trauma center, where she died from her injuries. At least two other people were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
37-year-old Tiffany Willis was arrested and booked into jail for open murder, attempted murder, and first-degree arson in connection with the woman's death, police said Thursday. The victim had not been publicly identified as of this report.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. The trailer is considered a total loss, and a neighboring trailer was damaged, too, Spencer said.
Spencer encouraged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.