Vegas-area mosque site blaze ruled human-caused
Now knowing that this was human-caused, I truly hope it was not intentional.
Authorities in Las Vegas say a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a mosque under construction in Las Vegas in February was human-caused, but they don’t know whether it was intentional.
Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent Thomas Chittum III said Monday that investigators have exhausted leads following the Feb. 22 fire.
They say they’re going to need public help to solve the case.
The overnight blaze caused $1.5 million in damage at the site where a nearly 10,500-square-foot Muslim funeral gathering center and a cemetery were to have opened this year.
ATF agents were on the case because of the religious nature of the site. But officials say no evidence collected so far indicates the fire was a hate crime.