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Fire officials investigate claims of unauthorized person entering Las Vegas fire station

Posted at 6:42 PM, Sep 21, 2017

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue is conducting an internal investigation on Thursday into claims that an unauthorized person spent time in a fire station.

The fire chief released a statement saying the allegations are being taken very seriously following a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on accusations of an incident involving the person and a firefighter.

Fire Chief William McDonald's statement is as follows:

We are currently conducting an active investigation into a complaint of an unauthorized visit by a civilian to one of our fire stations.  We take allegations of this type very seriously and are looking into it thoroughly.  As I stated back in May, there is zero tolerance in the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department for unauthorized visits or inappropriate behavior within our fire stations.

Earlier this year, a fire captain was arrested on child sex charges after allegedly having sex in a fire station with a prostitute who was underage.