LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Authorities suspect arson after a fire at a motel near downtown Las Vegas on Thursday morning, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

According to a tweet from Las Vegas Fire Department, a person was trapped inside a unit after a door to a room at the Desert Hills Motel, 2121 Fremont Street, was on fire.

The fire department said that another resident put the fire out and the occupant got out as well.

Investigators determined arson by another resident at the motel, and the person was taken into custody on scene, the tweet said.

34-year-old Kyle Szczesny was taken to the Clark County Detention Center and booked on one count of of arson. Witnesses told investigators that Szczesny lit a bottle of liquid and threw it at the motel room door.

The fire is estimated to have caused $25,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.

The woman who was inside the room during the fire had no relation to Szczesny and didn't know she was being targeted.

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Must’ve been same story at the beautiful Alpine motel nearby?

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