Firefighters are investigating a suspicious Saturday night fire in an abandoned apartment building that caused $100,000 in damage.
Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said firefighters arrived about 8 p.m. to the two-story building at the Porter Apartments, 1821 Santa Paula Drive, near St. Louis Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard North.
It took firefighters 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. Nobody was injured.
Neighbors told investigators the building was vacated in January by the city of Las Vegas for poor living conditions, Szymanski said. They saw a maintenance man removing appliances from the building in recent days, he said.
Investigators believe the fire started under suspicious circumstances in an upstairs bedroom.