UPDATE: Man killed by cooking fire identified

UPDATE ON JUNE 18: The Clark County Coroner identified the victim who was killed by the fire as Shaun Vega Jr. from Las Vegas. He was 28 years old.

ORIGINAL STORY

Officials believe one man was killed after a flash fire on the stove burned his face and hands.

The fire happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday at an apartment complex at 3333 North Michael Way, near Rancho Drive. Firefighters forced their way into an upstairs apartment and found the victim just inside the door unresponsive. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Officials say the victim was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. He suffered burns to his hands and face, and suffered smoke inhalation.

The fire caused a total of $25,000 in damage, gutting the kitchen and causing smoke damage to the rest of the apartment.

This is the fifth fire fatality in the city of Las Vegas this year.

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