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VIDEO: Car fire in west Las Vegas under investigation as arson

Posted at 5:13 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 21:10:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Firefighters battled a vehicle fire in west Las Vegas over the weekend.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews were called to a home located in the 2200 block of Pioneer Way, near Buffalo Drive and Sahara Avenue, just before 4 a.m. on Sunday with reports of a car on fire.

Crews spotted a vehicle engulfed in flames on the home's driveway upon their arrival. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire and were able to stop the entire carport from also being burned.

At least half of the car was already destroyed by the time firefighters arrived, but the fire did not damage the main house.

Arson investigators were contacted about the fire, according to officials, as several neighbors provided security videos that showed the fire being intentionally set.

The damaged vehicle was a sports car that was converted to look like a Ferrari and had about $30,000 in damages.

Video provided to investigators from various security cameras showed a car stopping in front of the home with a person approaching the vehicle in the driveway when a large, intense flash fire occurred, according to LV Fire.

This person then left the scene with the car in the driveway engulfed in flames.

Anyone with more information on the incident was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.