13-year-old girl arrested, accused of starting Nellis Air Force Base housing fire


A teenage girl has been accused of arson at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, according to US Air Force officials.

The teen was reportedly taken into custody following a series of fires that took place at the end of last month, prompting federal and local law enforcement to swing into action.

“All fires were quickly extinguished and no significant damage occurred to three units,” base spokesman Lt. Col. Bryon McGarry said in a statement. “Residents of one housing unit were safely evacuated to a medical facility and treated for smoke inhalation.”

Initial reports describe the teen as a “civilian dependent.”

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department ultimately arrested the teenager.

“LVMPD responded to Nellis Air Force Base for a report of several buildings set on fire,” police said in a statement. “A 13-year-old female juvenile was taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.”

Nellis has had a string of bizarre red flags pop up in recent memory, and not the combat exercise kind.

Earlier in June, officials warned of “pre-serial killer” activities at the Nevada base after four cats were found mutilated.

Officials are looking into both matters.


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