LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman is in police custody after a fire at a house early Tuesday in the northwest Las Vegas valley.
A woman is accused of starting the fire by lighting her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle on fire in the 5900 block of Silver Heights Street, just northwest of Rainbow Boulevard and Ann Road.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to the call just before 1:30 a.m., and found a pickup truck on fire in the driveway, with flames extending to the one-story wood frame/stucco house. It appeared the fire had already extended into the attic.
The fire caused extensive damage to the house.
An investigation involving police and arson investigators is continuing.
Patrol officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle driving nearby just after 5 a.m., and took the woman into custody after stopping the vehicle.
A suspect was being transported to the Clark County Detention Center to be charged. Fire investigators ruled the fire was the result of arson. No other details are available at this time.
It took firefighters just over 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Two adults and three dogs live there, they are displaced and the American Red Cross is assisting.
Firefighters from the North Las Vegas Fire Department assisted Las Vegas firefighters at the blaze.
There were no reported injuries during the incident.