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Officials: Vegas Key Largo casino fire human-caused

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Heavy smoke blanket an area east of the Las Vegas Strip as the Key Largo hotel property burned on March 28, 2013. Heavy smoke blanket an area east of the Las Vegas Strip as the Key Largo hotel property burned on March 28, 2013.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Investigators in the massive fire that destroyed the vacant Key Largo casino fire said it was sparked deliberately.

An official with the Clark County Fire Department said the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward leading to the arrest of a suspect in the fire.

An ATF statement said the fire was determined to be incendiary and investigators identified the origin of the fire.

The ATF also said the building is often occupied with homeless people in the area.

"This was a very dangerous and destructive fire, and we are actively seeking information that will allow us to identify who started it," said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington.

The fire on March 28 at the vacant property on Flamingo and Paradise roads caused heavy smoke to billow, which was visible near the Las Vegas Strip.

CCFD said cadaver dogs located no bodies in the rubble following the blaze.

The fire's damage was estimated at $4.5 million, authorities reported.

The fire also caused a traffic mess in the area, halting motorists for several hours while firefighting efforts were made.

Authorities urged anyone with information on the fire to contact the ATF at 702-347-5910 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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