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Man to be charged in Vegas apartment fire

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Officers responded to a person throwing things out of a window at the Siegel Suites on Paradise Road. Officers responded to a person throwing things out of a window at the Siegel Suites on Paradise Road.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Authorities said a fire that forced residents at a Las Vegas apartment complex to evacuate was purposely set.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Metro police officer received calls about 5 a.m. Friday of someone breaking windows and throwing things from a third floor unit at the Siegel Suites in the 2000 block of Paradise Road.

About 20 minutes later, officers observed smoke coming from one of the apartments, prompting them to call firefighters.

LVFR said a fire, which was extinguished by an automatic sprinkler, sparked from clothes set ablaze on a stove top.

Apartment residents were evacuated during the fire investigation as a precaution, officials said.

LVFR said a man who lives in the apartment where the fire started was taken to the hospital and was expected to be charged with first degree arson.

There were no other injuries reported. Total damage was estimated at $500.

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