The Las Vegas Marine veteran who died saving others from the Alpine Motel Apartments fire was laid to rest Tuesday, with family and friends alike hailing him as a hero.
A photo shows the rear exit door of the Alpine Motel Apartments barred shut more than two months before a fire that killed six at the property.
Marwan Porter, an attorney for the family of Cynthia Mikell, 61 told reporters that The Cochran Firm has launched its own investigation into the fire.
A moment of silence was held for all six victims, announced by Audrey Plamer, an eight-year resident and former security officer at the Alpine.
Volunteers sorted donations for victimes of the Alpine fire on Saturday morning at the Mob Museum. The drive began Tuesday and ended Friday night.
Henry Pinc, who died Saturday in the Alpine Motel fire, was found on the sidewalk overcome by smoke as he was trying to help others escape, his ex-wife said.
The nonprofit SHARE Village Las Vegas, formerly Veterans Village, sought to restore a sense of normalcy for two extended families inside their facility on North 21st Street.
All six victims were Las Vegas residents and died in the early hours Saturday when a fire broke out at the downtown apartment complex.
Clark County DA Steve Wolfson said Las Vegas police homicide detectives are conducting a criminal investigation into the Alpine Motel Apartments fire that left six people dead and 13 injured.
Since Saturday, DeJoy Wilson has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with a broken back, broken ribs and other injuries.
Las Vegas and Clark County officials pledged Monday to closely examine the causes of the city’s deadliest fire, and to work to ensure older buildings are safe for residents.
A heroic maintenance man who saved numerous lives in the Alpine Motel Apartments fire early Saturday died in the blaze, his family and friends confirmed Monday.
Las Vegas Fire Department investigators served a search warrant on the Alpine Motel Apartments on Sunday as part of an ongoing investigation into a fire that killed six people.
The number of fire victims assisted by the American Red Cross following Saturday’s deadly Alpine Motel Apartments fire has risen to 49, an official said.
The fire at 213 N. 9th St. killed six people and injured 13.