Lawsuit filed after six people found dead in Vegas fire

The suit filed by attorneys for Deborah Cihal Crawford, the sister of victim Tracy Ann Cihal, is the first after the Dec. 21 fire that also injured 13 people at the aging Alpine Motel Apartments. Fire officials said people jumped from third-story windows to escape thick smoke.

6 dead, 13 injured after fire breaks out in Las Vegas apartment building

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fire in a three-story apartment building in downtown Las Vegas where residents were apparently using their stoves for heat killed six people and forced some residents to jump from upper-floor windows to escape the heavy smoke before dawn Saturday, authorities said.