Records Reveal Fire Alarm Was Silenced Weeks Prior:
By Rachel Crosby Las Vegas Review-Journal – September 20, 2020
When a deadly, overnight blaze ripped through the Alpine Motel Apartments in December, panicked residents yanked on pull stations to activate the building’s fire alarm.
But no alarm sounded…
Records suggest the alarm system did not work because it was already active – and had been for about a month, though its audible alarm had been disengaged.
At some point after the alarm was triggered Nov. 28, it was manually silenced. Without proper intervention, records suggest, the alarm remained on — albeit silent — for weeks, even as it pinged the same “system trouble” alert 26 times leading up to the blaze on Dec. 21: “PRIOR ALARM STILL ACTIVE.”