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Deadly Fire Spurs Law To Inspect Old Las Vegas Rental Properties

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aging multi-unit and extended-stay buildings in Las Vegas that have been converted from motels or hotels to apartments will be regularly inspected as a legacy of the deadliest residential fire in the city's history.

A program approved Wednesday by the City Council calls for code enforcement visits at least once a year to properties built before 1981 that have four or more units.

Six people were killed and more than a dozen were injured in a smoky pre-dawn fire on a chilly night in December 2019 at the Alpine Motel Apartments.