Crazy Horse Too strip club served demolition notice by Las Vegas officials after string of fires

Las Vegas officials are setting their sites on demolishing the building that hosted the strip club.
Published: Jul. 13, 2022 at 8:09 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A famed Las Vegas strip club will be demolished after it suffered a string of fires over the past month.

Crazy Horse Too, located at 2476 Industrial Road just west of the Las Vegas Strip, will be demolished by the City of Las Vegas after code enforcement officials were on site on Monday and Tuesday. City of Las Vegas spokesman Jace Radke said a demolition notice was issued June 30.

“City staff are in the process of obtaining bids to demolish the buildings, bids are expected returned to the city next week,” Radke said in an email. “If the city ends up demolishing the property the costs would be reimbursed to the city by the property owner.”

Crazy Horse Too has suffered three separate fires in five weeks. On June 5 around 3 a.m., the property suffered a two-alarm fire that badly damaged the building, including a roof collapse. On June 16, there was a minor fire that was out within minutes, Radke said.

Then, on July 9 around 7 a.m., there was another structure fire reported at the diner directly connected to the strip club. A construction worker in the area hypothesized that squatters may be the cause of the recent fires at the property.

“You can tell there was people living in there, there was clothes and backpacks, beds,” said Charles Pagett of R&K Concrete Cutting. Pagett and his team worked to board up the entrances after the July 9 fire.

Regarding the reasons for pursing demolition, Radke declined to do a recorded interview with FOX5, but explained over the phone that the city deemed this particular property a hazard because there has been several fires there, and because the owner has failed to secure the building.

Speaking generally, fire officials told FOX5 Wednesday that the risk for firefighters increases when they are responding to an incident at a building that has experienced fires before, because they tend to be unstable.

Pagett said he believes Saturday’s fire was caused by squatters, and hopes his team’s boarding of the entrances will prevent additional fires or hazards in the meantime. Still, he expressed some skepticism.

“They’re resourceful... they’ll come in here with pry bars and pry the wood right off of there,” said Pagett.

The official cause of the fires have yet to be released.