In a press conference, Capt. Dori Koren said a sexual assault victim was in the hotel room when a fire broke out 11:30 a.m. and that a search for a suspect was underway.
According to Clark County Fire Department deputy fire chief Jeff Buchanan, firefighters responded after a reported fire on the sixth floor.
When crews arrived, they found a mattress on fire inside one of the hotel rooms where there was a sprinkler activation.
Buchanan said hotel engineers and fire officials were continuing to work to ventilate smoke from the floor and no evacuations were necessary.
A suspect description was not released as the investigation was in the “preliminary stages,” said Capt. Koren.
No additional details surrounding the fire were released.