A man was found deceased after a fire in a vacant building in the central valley early Tuesday.
UPDATE: Fire on Paradise Rd is UNDER INVESTIGATION, @LasVegasFD is lead agency on this incident, one deceased male found in bldg, one unit gutted, $25K dmg, no other injuries, crews picking up and clearing scene. #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/Y18nXgufLH
— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) December 3, 2019
The Las Vegas Fire Department said when firefighters responded to 2019 Paradise Road shortly after 4 a.m., they found the door chained and padlocked. Once they were able to cut through the lock, they found the man’s body just inside the door, the department said.
The fire was reported at 4:05 a.m., when someone passed by the single-story office building and noticed smoke, the department said. Firefighters were able to put the fire out in less than 10 minutes.
The department said damage to the building was estimated at $35,000. The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.
The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the victim.