Las Vegas, NV (January 28, 2022) – A 37-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly causing a deadly fire at an east Las Vegas mobile home park on Wednesday afternoon, January 26.
The suspect, Tiffany Willis, was arrested after she was treated for smoke inhalation at an area hospital. Lt. Ray Spencer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide section said police believe the blaze was set after the suspect had an argument with her ex-partner. First responders were dispatched to the mobile home, located in the area of 1322 South Mojave Road, just after 4:00 p.m. and discovered several people outside that were engaged in a fistfight.
A woman with significant burns to her body was also running in the street, attempting to douse the flames. According to the arrest report, Willis lived at the home with her boyfriend, Arnold Copeland. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, would often visit the home and had been staying there, police were told. She was reportedly resting on a mattress at the home when Willis ignited it.
The victim suffered third-degree burns to the majority of her body, and she was rushed to University Medical Center’s trauma center by ambulance. At 10:00 p.m., she was pronounced dead, the report states.
Willis has been booked into Clark County Detention Center with bond set at $40,000. She is being held on charges of open murder, attempted murder, and two counts of first-degree arson. The investigation is still active, and officers asked anyone with additional information to contact Crime Stoppers.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Deadly Residential Fires in Nevada
After a victim is exposed to fire, caustic chemicals, or severe heat, they often sustain serious burns. In addition to these injuries being extremely painful and difficult to heal, they can also result in permanent deformity, costly surgical treatments, including skin grafts, and beyond.
Sadly, in 2020 alone, almost 20 home fire fatalities were reported by authorities in the Silver State. Moreover, the national average was nearly 3 deaths and 10 injuries in 2019 per 1,000 fires. Though deaths and injuries from commercial fires, as well as other burn injuries, remain fairly rare, they are nonetheless devastating to those involved.
Moreover, those affected by these incidents often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma.
When victims die as a result of these fires, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often endure exorbitant medical and funerary expenses on top of grieving the sudden loss of their loved one.
But if you’ve sustained injuries or had a loved one die in a fire, you may have legal options as you move forward. If you’ve been affected by one of these unfortunate accidents, please contact a Las Vegas burn injury attorney at your earliest convenience.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Las Vegas
Thankfully, with the assistance of a knowledgeable Las Vegas injury accident lawyer from Eric Roy Law Firm, you have viable legal recourse. At Eric Roy Law Firm, one of our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys will gladly work with you to evaluate your legal options at your earliest convenience.
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