LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A fast-moving fire heavily damaged one building and damaged the outside walls of two other buildings during a two-alarm fire at the Lantana Apartments on Feb. 4.
Fire officials say that calls starting coming in at 1:55 p.m to report smoke coming from a building at 6501 West Charleston Boulevard near Torrey Pines Drive.
By the time the first engine arrived, the entire second floor of the two-story wood frame building with eight apartments was fully engulfed.
Within minutes the fire grew even more intense and a 2nd alarm was requested.
The fire was so intense, heat from the flames were starting to burn the outside walls of two nearby apartment buildings.
It took about an hour to bring the fire under control and crews were able to keep the fire confined to the original building.
Fire investigators believe the fire started on an outside balcony of one of the second floor apartments, but the exact cause could not be determined.
Officials estimate the damage for the incident to be about $500,000.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue as well as Clark County firefighters responded to the fire.
Sixteen adults and six children were displaced by the fire. The American Red Cross is assisting.
There were no reported injuries during the incident.