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Brothel burned by firefighters

March 26, 2007 at 10:47 AM

RENO, Nev., March 26 (UPI) -- There was a new kind of hot in an old brothel as firefighters in Storey County, Nev., burned the building donated to the county for fire training.

The Mustang Ranch 2 building, which played host to legal prostitution from 1983-99, was set afire Sunday to allow firefighters to practice hosing down burning structures and observe fire behavior, KTVN-TV, Reno, Nev., reported Monday.

Dennis Hof, who also owns the famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel, donated the building to the county when it his plan to convert the unsound structure into a brothel museum turned out to be too costly.

Storey County officials said the building's state of disrepair made it a nuisance to the county.

The brothel, which had been owned by Joe Conforte during its days of operation, was shut down in 1999 after several years of tax problems.

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