In what looks like the latest fire started by homeless drug addicts in Las Vegas, a suspected arsonist was photographed on the roof overlooking the warehouse fire in Downtown Las Vegas on Sunday.
The fire was reported shortly after 8 pm on Sunday, at a two-story warehouse in the Downtown Arts District at 1026 Main St. The warehouse was known as a hotspot for homeless drug addicts, and the front door was often left open for homeless squatters to use the building.
Heavy fire on arrival, defensive operations. Fire is now OUT. #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/IO9IjXiNWp— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) September 6, 2021
Photos like this helps with our investigation, anytime you have photos and can pass them on, please do so & THANK YOU. It’s not the person which is more interesting, it’s the fire. This will help investigators on where to look for the start of the fire. pic.twitter.com/RheiumliEa— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) September 6, 2021
We have documented the homeless problems throughout downtown Las Vegas and the Arts District for years, but the City of Las Vegas refuses to crack down on these bums, even after they torch building after building.
Disgusting that @CityOfLasVegas wastes tax-payer money on stupid neighborhood "beatification" signs that bums take over within days….— NetworkinVegas.com (@Networkinvegas) June 18, 2021
This is the Downtown Las Vegas, in many areas bums have taken over entire blocks in front of businesses & homes… tents, addicts, and filth! pic.twitter.com/wggkS7pGBB
Welcome to First Friday in Downtown Las Vegas where @CityOfLasVegas officials push experimental vaccinations on public but allow disease ridden bums to shoot up, defecate on sidewalks & setup tent cities just a couple feet down the road — all in the name of “health and safety” pic.twitter.com/NjxUBS8scP— NetworkinVegas.com (@Networkinvegas) June 5, 2021
How many buildings have to burn before the city cracks down on these addicts?
Back in June, the Bunkhouse Saloon in downtown Las Vegas was looted and set on fire by homeless drug addicts.
In March, the old White Cross Market building was set ablaze by homeless addicts.
F3H TOC: 7:47PM. 1700 S Las Vegas Blvd. old White Cross Market – vacant bldg, outside fire, slight extension to mansard above, ALL exterior dmg, $500 dmg, homeless people, no injuries reported. #PIO1NEWS Ward:3 pic.twitter.com/04g5EZdY90— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) March 31, 2021
Last December, more than 75 firefighters and 30 pieces of equipment were needed to put out a warehouse fire near the train tracks off of Industrial, after homeless addicts who were allowed to setup encampments along the tracks set the building on fire.
2AM UPDATE: Bulk of fire is out, still several hotspots still burning, will be 1-2 more hours to make sure all is completely out. INDUSTRIAL RD CLOSED Chicago Ave to Boston Ave, all lanes closed. Damage estimated at $1 million so far. Cause: Homeless camp set up MORE >>>>> pic.twitter.com/oaaKC4Vgiq— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) December 30, 2020
And here are just a few more of the fires that were caused by homeless encampments that the city of Las Vegas refuses to do anything about.
At approx 2:30 fire dispatchers received several calls for smoke in the area of Main St/Owens Ave, possibly a bldg on fire. It was actually trash from a homeless camp next to the RXR bridge on W. Owens Av. E201,106,T1,B1 quickly put the fire out, no dmg to bldgs. #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/YhSlNKkf2J— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) August 25, 2020
Heavy plume of smoke coming from a storm drain on Ione Road near Eastern Ave. where a witness said a homeless person set a fire in the drainage ditch below. #vegas pic.twitter.com/uBnHNmalwf— Mick Akers (@mickakers) May 8, 2020
A fire that damaged a business on W. Bonanza Rd Thursday AM may have started outside the building by a homeless woman trying to stay warm using a candle. She is in the burn unit at UMC, unable to talk to fire investigators because of her condition. The fire caused $100Kdmg. pic.twitter.com/oUIKaWgZsy— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 25, 2019
F3H TOC: 9:26PM. 1155 S 4th St trees and previously burned house fire, this area burned before (photos),KNOCKDOWN, checking for extension, no inj’s, area is used as a homeless camp. Crews hitting hotspots. #PIO1NEWS E1,201,4,12, T1, R204, CB3, EMS1, AR3, B1,2 Incident #: 0106642 pic.twitter.com/tKoTDxiwnu— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) March 20, 2020
Quick work by @ClarkCountyFD and @HendFireDept firefighters brought a 2 acre brush fire at Sunset Park in Las #Vegas under control. The fire was started by homeless people. About 50 firefighters were on scene for about 4 hours. At one point, the fire did threaten some structures. pic.twitter.com/mUY9zVH1tG— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) September 2, 2019
F3H 7:35PM 1809 S Las Vegas Bl Rummel Motel appear s fires started from outside extended up back wall of 2-sto VACANT motel, numerous squatters in Bldg & in homeless camp behind motel. Motel has burned previously. No inj's, cause U/I, fire is OUT, units returning, PIO1 pic.twitter.com/UjJdXKSCB6— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) December 23, 2017