Fire Causes $1M Damage at Nevada Apartment Building Site

June 22, 2012

Fire investigators in Henderson, Nev., are probing a two-alarm blaze that destroyed more than 32 apartment units and caused about $1 million in damage before dawn at a construction site in the Green Valley area.

Henderson fire investigators say the 4:20 a.m. Wednesday blaze at the complex off Wigwam Parkway and Gibson Road is suspicious.

Battalion Chief Doug Koopman says a pair of two-story wood-framed buildings with 16 apartments each were destroyed. A third nearby building under construction was damaged.

No injuries are reported.

Batallion Chief Jeff Lytle tells KVVU-TV Fox 5 that no workers were on site and there was no electric wiring installed yet in the structure. He says there’s no apparent reason for the fire to have started.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.