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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Contact: Alexandria Corneiro

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Clark County Arson

Side by side comparison of before and after the arson that left buildings being constructed damaged.

Las Vegas- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for setting a fire located at the Ely at Fort Apache apartment complex construction site, located at 5055 South Fort Apache, Las Vegas, NV.

The multi-alarm fire that occurred at the structure on January 18, 2021, was determined to be arson. The fire damaged three buildings, which included 206 apartment homes and the complex’s clubhouse, all of which were in various stages of construction. The fire resulted in approximately $35 million dollars of financial loss. 

Special agents from ATF’s San Francisco Field Division’s Las Vegas Field Offices and personnel from ATF’s National Response Team (NRT) responded to the fire scene to assist the Clark County Fire Department with this investigation. The Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and the Henderson Fire Department also provided assistance. 

ATF and the Clark County Fire Department are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with any information on the suspect(s) should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473) or, or by using (also through the mobile “reportit” app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store). All calls and tips can remain confidential.


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