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Woman arrested after northwest Las Vegas house fire

Updated November 3, 2020 - 7:44 am

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after an overnight house fire in northwest Las Vegas.

The fire occurred about 1:20 a.m. at 5944 Silver Heights St., near U.S. 95 North and West Tropical Parkway, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

Just after 5 a.m., arson investigators made an arrest in connection with the fire. Paula Gordon, 54, is facing charges of one count each of arson, first degree and arson, third degree.

Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon said an ex-girlfriend was arrested for setting fire to her ex-boyfriend’s pickup after patrol officers spotted her vehicle in the neighborhood.

Multiple calls at 1:22 a.m.

Fire dispatchers received multiple 911 calls at 1:22 a.m. that a house was on fire. First reports were that a vehicle was on fire in the driveway and the fire was extending to the house, according to a news release.

When firefighters arrived, a pickup truck was on fire and the flames had extended to a one-story wood frame/stucco house and it appeared the fire had already extended into the attic.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The fire caused extensive damage to the house and destroyed the truck. Damage is estimated at $200,000, according to s Las Vegas Fire Department news release.

Two adult residents and three dogs were displaced and were receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

Firefighters from the North Las Vegas Fire Department assisted Las Vegas firefighters.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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