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Accused arsonist sets firefighter's personal truck ablaze in front of fire station



A bizarre car fire erupted at a Las Vegas fire station.

Firefighters say a woman lit up a firefighter's personal truck in the parking lot. Las Vegas fire officials have no clue why the arsonist picked that truck.

Snapshots show an early morning truck fire underneath U.S. 95 near North Casino Center Boulevard.

Interestingly, the car fire happened outside Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Station 1 in their parking lot. Las Vegas firefighters say a woman set one of their own firefighter's trucks ablaze.

This actually was a classic 1972 Ford Bronco.

Terry Whalen lives nearby the fire station.

"I would be mad. I would be really upset. It's a nice Bronco too," said Whalen.

Whalen tells us he saw the billowing smoke right outside his window just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Whalen ran to see and couldn't believe the arson fire happened just feet away from the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue headquarters.

"This morning, I was pissed because I live right around the corner. I see the gas can on the curb. Then I walk this way and see that," said Whalen.

Las Vegas firefighters arrested a woman for arson. Fire officials say it's too early to say what led the woman to set the 1972 Ford Bronco on fire.

Justina Guerrero feels bad for the firefighter who owns the Bronco.

"I would be shocked. I mean who deserves that -- who deserves to be working hard for their vehicle and it just getting burned," said Guerrero.

Las Vegas fire officials tell us the arson is not very surprising even though it happened in front of a fire station. They also said the firefighter who owns the Bronco has no connection to the accused arsonist.

Firefighters continue investigating the motive behind this blaze.

"That's crazy, I can not believe that," said Guerrero. "What's wrong with people these days?"

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