6 Killed, 13 Injured in Apartment Complex Fire in Downtown Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV (December 21, 2019) – Six people were killed and thirteen others were injured after a fire in a three-story apartment complex early Saturday morning in downtown Las Vegas.
Investigators reported that the fire started around 4:00 a.m. in first-floor unit’s stove of the Alpine Motel, located on 9th Street between Ogden and Stewart avenues.
Three people were found dead inside the apartment where the fire started, officials said. Another three victims were found deceased outside of the building. Authorities identified them as: Henry Lawrence Pinc, 70; Tracy Ann Cihal, 57; Francis Lombardo Jr., 72; Cynthia Mikell, 61; Donald Keith Bennett, 63; and Kerry Baclaan, 46. All were Las Vegas residents.
Thirteen people were injured, mostly from smoke inhalation, but victims also had fractures.
A pregnant woman suffered multiple fractures when she fell while descending from her third-floor apartment.
No firefighters were injured.
The department said 30-35 people were displaced and the Southern Nevada Red Cross said it sent personnel to provide assistance.
Investigators say the cause appears to be accidental, though an official cause has not been determined. An investigation is still ongoing.
During this mournful time, we would like to send sincere sympathies to the grieving families and friends of the victims.
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