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Man arrested in North Las Vegas arson

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Posted at 11:40 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 10:30:25-04

A man has been arrested in a suspected arson in North Las Vegas Monday morning.

The City of North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to the 2700 block Webster Street, near Evans Avenue and North Las Vegas Boulevard, around 11:30 a.m.  

Upon arrival of the first firefighters at 11:35 a.m., they found a single story, single family home with heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the home and extending through the roof. The crews had to force entry into the home because of a rod iron gate on the front door, before reaching the fire.  

There was one man at the home during the start of the fire, who was not injured. Investigators detained this same person who was not identified.

The North Las Vegas, City of Las Vegas, and Clark County Fire Departments were able to contain the fire to the involved home, saving the immediately adjacent structures from any damage. The main fire was extinguished within 20 minutes of the first firefighter’s arrival. The fire took approximately 50 minutes to completely contain.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters or bystanders.

The house sustained severe smoke and flame damage and is a complete loss. The estimated cost of damage is $100,000. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson.