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Body found after fire destroyed former wedding chapel

Updated January 13, 2021 - 1:15 pm

Fire crews located a body in the remains of what they previously believed was a vacant wedding chapel that burned down Tuesday night, according to a tweet from the Las Vegas Fire Department on Wednesday.

The department was called to the single-story chapel at 1431 Las Vegas Blvd. South around 5:25 p.m. Tuesday. The department has said the building was “completely destroyed,” with damage estimated at $1 million.

The Metropolitan Police Department is assisting with the fatal investigation, the Fire Department said.

Contact Alexis Ford at aford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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