June 28, 1987
Firefighters battled scores of lightning-caused brush and timber fires along the Sierra in Northern California and Nevada on Saturday and contained an 800-acre blaze that threatened a community of expensive homes near Carson City. The Nevada fire, described as the worst blaze in the capital area in nearly two decades, was set by lightning strikes from a huge thunderstorm that moved into the area Friday night. Damage was estimated at $1 million.
February 6, 1987
Two men, including one from Southern California, were arrested on charges of deliberately starting a North Las Vegas motel fire last year that claimed four lives and injured 31 occupants. Motel 5 caught fire March 6, 1986. Damage was estimated at $375,000. A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said motel owner Jui Fa Lin, 48, was arrested at his North Las Vegas home and motel manager Mark Y. Lee, 51, was taken into custody at his apartment in Glendora.
January 14, 1987 |
A fire that caused minor damage Tuesday to a showroom in a resort hotel plagued with labor problems was deliberately set, investigators said. The fire filled the showroom of the Landmark Hotel with smoke but was quickly extinguished by firefighters, said Bob Leinbach of the Clark County Fire Department. Five workers in the showroom were evacuated but not injured. Leinbach said investigators determined the fire was deliberately set in an area beneath a small stage in the showroom.
April 22, 1990 |
Fire ripped through a hotel before dawn Saturday, sending more than 200 sleepy guests scurrying to safety from the flames and smoke near the glittering Las Vegas Strip. Three people were treated for minor smoke inhalation injuries in the fire at the Las Vegas Inn, but no serious injuries were reported and no one was believed trapped in the five-story hotel, officials said.
May 27, 2001 |
Firefighters gained the upper hand Saturday on a 2,511-acre wildland fire on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, 30 miles northeast of here. The so-called Warrior Fire was fully contained Saturday night, fire information officers said. More than 150 firefighters battled the flames, which exploded Friday after smoldering for about a day following a lightning strike. The fire was centered about two miles west of Nevada Route 445 in the hills overlooking the west side of Pyramid Lake.
May 6, 1988 |
Sharp disagreements over factory safety emerged Thursday as an investigation got under way into the origin of an explosion at a rocket fuel plant that caused millions of dollars in property damage and left one man dead and another presumed killed. Some workers and union leaders charged Thursday that Pacific Engineering and Production Co.