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Las Vegas to educate rental property owners on safety following Alpine fire

Posted: 8:18 AM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 11:21:43-05
The Alpine Motel Apartments in downtown Las Vegas are at the center of multiple investigations related to a deadly fire in Late December 2019 in which six people were killed and dozens more were injured or displaced

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas officials are trying to prevent another tragedy like the deadly Alpine Motel fire.

The city is hosting a public meeting on Thursday to educate rental property owners and managers about code standards within city limits, their responsibilities as property owners and safety requirements all properties must meet.

The event is from 2-4 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

In December 2019, the city's deadliest residential fire in the city's history - the Alpine Motel fire - took the lives of six people. Lawsuits have been filed in the weeks since, alleging code violations and wrongful deaths.

City planners say they want to make sure all property owners are on the same page.

“Prevention is much better than reaction in these situations," said Director of Planning for City of Las Vegas Robert Summerfield.

"We want to provide as much opportunity to prevent something like this from occurring again," he added.

Anyone with complaints about properties is encouraged to contact the city's code enforcement here.

City Hall is located at 495 S. Main Street.