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Fires set in two locations inside Trump International Hotel

 

Trump Hotel Fire Las Vegas

In this Sept. 21, 2016, photo, the Trump International hotel is seen in Las Vegas. Fire officials say a suspect is in custody after two separate blazes were discovered at the hotel Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires at the hotel bearing President Donald Trump’s name. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires at the hotel bearing President Donald Trump’s name.

One blaze was located in the women’s restroom, on the pool deck level, and the other was in the hallway of the 17th floor.

A county spokesman says a hotel security guard was injured. The extent of the guard’s injuries was not immediately released.

Trump Hotel Fire Las Vegas
A Clark County Fire Department fire engine leaves the Trump International after two separate fires were started at the hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Fire officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate blazes were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires at the hotel bearing President Donald Trump’s name. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

A police spokesman tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/2q8dLyV) that the man in custody is facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary.

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