ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Key Largo Casino Hotel Fire
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Joseph M. Riehl of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division and Fire Chief Bertral Washington of the Clark County Fire Department announced today that ATF will offer a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the incendiary fire of the Key Largo Hotel which occurred on March 28, 2013.
On March 28, 2013, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a fire occurred at the Key Largo Hotel and Casino, 377 East Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada. A fire scene examination was conducted by an ATF Certified Fire Investigator and Clark County Fire Department Fire Investigators. The fire was determined to be incendiary and the origin of the fire was identified. The building is an abandoned hotel and casino and is often occupied by several homeless individuals who associate in the area. The estimated value of loss of property is $4.5 million.
SAC Riehl stated, "ATF and Clark County Fire Department are committed to solving this investigation and we are asking the community to come forward with information that could help provide leads to perfect a criminal case against those responsible for this senseless act."
"This was a very dangerous and destructive fire, and we are actively seeking information that will allow us to identify who started it," said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington. "We hope the reward money will help encourage anyone who has information about this fire to come forward and contact the ATF or Crime Stoppers of Nevada."
Anyone having information about the fire should immediately call 1-888-ATF-FIRE, ATF Las Vegas Field Office at (702) 347-5910; or Crime Stoppers of Nevada (702) 385-5555. ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. More information on ATF can be found at www.atf.gov.