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December 21, 2014

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Cadaver dogs find no bodies in debris of Key Largo fire

Former Key Largo Casino

More than a day of searching in the wreckage of the destroyed Key Largo hotel revealed no bodies, Clark County officials said Sunday.

Firefighters brought in heavy equipment to remove debris, but no bodies were found. Officials said the cadaver dogs who indicated the presence of bodies are often wrong.

Firefighters received assistance in the search from Nevada Task Force 1, a specialized group of paramedics, structural engineers, search-and-rescue personnel and hazardous-material specialists.

The Key Largo casino, 377 E. Flamingo Road, suffered an estimated $4.5 million in damage in the Thursday fire.

The county has since ordered that the building, which has been abandoned since 2007, be demolished by April 26.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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  1. How much money was spent on the search and not rescue mission? The money to put the fire out, and handle the asbestos laden building materials?