Potential fallout from deadly Alpine Motel Apartments fire

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on December 31, 2019 - Duration: 03:07s

Potential fallout from deadly Alpine Motel Apartments fire

The Alpine Motel Apartments fire killed six people and injured dozens of others.

Authorities are moving ahead with their investigation, and now another investigation is just getting started.

As Joe Bartels reports, some serious allegations are being made in a potential lawsuit.


Potential fallout from deadly Alpine Motel Apartments fire

WITHIN THE CITY OF LAS VEGAS...EVER..THANKS FOR JOINING USTONIGHT...I'M TRICIA KEAN.AND I'M...JACKIE KOSTEK.

TODD HAS THETHE AUTHORITIES ARE MOVINGAHEADWITH THEIR INVESTIGATION..AND NOW..ANOTHER..INVESTIGATION..IS GETTING STARTED..13 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER JOEBARTELS IS LIVE AT THE ALPINEMOTEL APARTMENTS..NEAR NINTH AND OGDEN..TONIGHT.JOE..WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT APOTENTIAL LAWSUIT?THERE ARE SOME SERIOUSALLEGATIONS..THAT ARE BEING MADE..NO HEAT...PEOPLE USING STOVES FORWARMTH..AND AT LEAST ONE DOOR BOLTEDSHUT..ALL OF IT..UNDER A NEW..PRIVATE INVESTIGATION...(TAKE PKG) THE INQUIRY INTODEADLIEST FIRE WITHIN THE CITYOF LAS VEGAS' JURISDICTION..IS TAKING A NEW TURN..AN ATTORNEY MARWAY PORTER ISREPRESENTING 2 OF THE VICTIMS..IS LAUNCHING HIS OWNINVESTIGATION INTO SOMEALARMING ALLEGATIONS.SOT: MARWAN PORTER/ATTORNEY15:42:15 "FAMILY MEMBERS HADADVISED THAT THE BACK DOOR WASBOLTED SHUT WHICH BECOME VERYPROBLEMATIC FOR MY CLIENTBECAUSE SHE WAS DISABLED ANDSHE WAS ON A WALKERSOT: MARWAN PORTER/ATTORNEY15:42:15 "FAMILY MEMBERS HADA MOTHER OF TWO....WAS CONSUMED BY THE CHOKINGSOT: MARWAN PORTER/ATTORNEY15:37:33 "THESE ARE THE PEOPLEINDIVIDUALS WHO WERERESPONSIBLE MAY HAVE BEENPUTTING PROFITS OVER PEOPLE." SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHOPERISHED..WERE SENIOR CITIZENS...LIVING ON VERY LITTLE..15:36:55 MARWAN PORTER/ATTORNEY"FROM WHAT WE KNOW THIS FAR,THERE WAS NO HEAT IN THEBUILDING, AND IT'S BEYOND ME ITPERPLEXES ME WE'RE GOING INTO2020 AND THERE'S NO HEAT IN ABUILDING HERE IN LAS VEGAS."PORTER CLAIMS MANAGEMENT WASPUT ON NOTICE..BY SEVERAL PEOPLE LIVING AT THEAPARTMENTS..AUTHORITIES BELIEVE MANY WEREUSING IN-ROOM STOVES FOR HEAT..TEMPERATURES..ON THE LATE DECEMBER EVENING..HOVERED IN THE 30S.SOT: MARWAN PORTER ATTORNEY15:36:46 "WE WANT TO KNOW WHYSOME OF THE RESIDENTS WERE NOTABLE TO GET OUT." THE INVESTIGATION..CONSIDERED A CRIMINAL PROBE..ATTHIS POINT..13 INVESTIGATES ASKED..LAS VEGAS POLICE..AND LAS VEGAS FIRE ANDRESCUE..BOTH AGENCIES..SAY THE INQUIRY IS OPEN ANDACTIVE...13 ACTION NEWS SPOKEEXCLUSIVELY TO THE CO-OWNER OFTHE PROPERTY..MELINDA MIER..IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEFIRE..WE ASKED POINT BLANK ABOUT ANYCITY CODE VIOLATIONS THAT MAYHAVE EXISTED IN THE BUILDING..BEFORE THE FIRE.SOT: MELINDA MIER CO-OWNERALPINE 14:46:49 "MYUNDERSTANDING IS THAT YES ITIS.LIKE I SAID WE HAD CODEENFORCEMENT WITH THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT COME OUT HEREEVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BEFIXED AS FIXED IN A TIMELYMANNER AND AS FAR AS THE SMOKEAND THE FIRE I WASN'T THERE.SO RIGHT NOW IT'S ALLSPECULATION." PORTER..AND SAYS HE'S PREPARING TO FILEA LAWSUIT TO MAKE SURE A FIRELIKE THIS ONE NEVER HAPPENSAGAIN.PORTER HAS TAKEN ON ANOTHERCLIENT..WHO WAS JUST RELEASED FROM THEHOSPITAL..HE SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNSON HIS LEGS...REPORTING LIVE JOE BARTELS 13ACTION NEWS.-30- PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED....AFTER A TWO-ALARM FIRE BROKEOUT....

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