A man ignited two large fires on the 17th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, using toasters and towels to set the flames.
A man ignited two separate large fires on the 17th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The man was later taken into custody Wednesday night. Arson investigators found the devices the man used to set the two separate fires of the hotel.
Local News identified the suspect as 28-year old Roger Fraley. Fraley is currently booked in the Clark County Detention Center.Fraley’s motives were not clear for setting the fire.
Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Steve Summers said the suspected arsonist will be facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary.
Summers said Wednesday night fire doesn’t appear to be politically motivated “on the surface,” but such motivation is not being ruled out.
Hotel security personnel were able to extinguish the fire on the 17th floor. Two toasters and some towels were set on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the restroom. The Fire Department said the pool deck fire was also ignited by two toasters and various combustible materials.
More than 45 Clark County Fire Department personnel, arson investigators and Metro detectives were present on the scene.
The Fire Department was dispatched just after 5 pm receiving a report of two separate, simultaneous fires at the hotel located at 2000 Fashion Show Drive. The firefighters reportedly found one small fire in a women’s pool deck restroom and another one in the hallway of the 17th floor. The fire did not activate the sprinkler system but it reportedly did activate the smoke alarms.
The Fire Department declared both fires were out and smoke was being cleared by 6 p.m.
Fire Department spokesman John Steinbeck said both fires were intentional because of the use of multiple devices were placed to start the fires.
One security officer was injured during the blaze. The extent of the guard’s injuries was not immediately available.