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UPDATE: Neighbors say squatters back after second home fire

Posted at 11:04 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 22:50:58-04

UPDATE MARCH 16: Neighbors who live nearby say boards have already been ripped off the burnt home, and suspected squatters are back.  

Neighbors say they've seen people go in and out of the house for years and are blaming the suspected squatters for the two recent fires. 

"It really is a common occurrence," says Mason McCandless. 

Now some neighbors are worried the suspected squatters will give up on the burnt and damaged home, and move on to other abandoned homes across the neighborhood. 


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A house caught fire Wednesday evening -- the second time in the past month.

Clark County Fire Department responded to the home at 4815 Newton Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Nellis Boulevard, around 8:57 p.m., with assistance from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Personnel reported smoke and flames coming from the roof of the house.

The fire was knocked down at 9:11 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.

The fire remains under investigation.

On Feb. 16, a person was seen fleeing from the same house after a fire. Neighbors told 13 Action News there have been squatter issues at the home.

Even before last month's fire, officials said there had been yet another fire at the home.