A woman was seriously injured and two others were hospitalized in a mobile home in east Las Vegas on Wednesday after another woman set a bed on fire, authorities said.
Firefighters arrived at 4:10 p.m. and saw a trailer at Echo Park, 1322 South Mojave Road, completely ablaze.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide squad also responded to the fire.
Homicide detective Ray Spencer said a woman in her late 30s or early 40s is in “extremely critical” condition with burns covering almost 100 percent of her body. The woman had not been identified late Wednesday.
According to Spencer, at least four people were in the bedroom of the completely destroyed house, three of whom were arguing.
“At one point, one of those three set the bed on fire,” Spencer said.
Spencer said the woman suspected of setting the bed on fire was taken into custody late Wednesday. No identifying information would be available until the woman was taken to jail, he said. She was awaiting a charge of attempted murder.
The badly burned woman was taken to University Medical Center, he said, while two other people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
“Everyone who was in the trailer is either in the hospital or in custody,” Spencer said, adding that authorities could press charges against anyone connected to starting the fire.
A neighboring trailer was also damaged, Spencer said.
Local residents said the park, which has about 80 houses, is mostly occupied by seniors.
A man, who said he had lived in the park for nine years but refused to give his name, said he saw a neighbor pour water on the burned woman’s body.