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UPDATE: Squatter-plagued apartment to be demolished

Posted at 6:48 AM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 02:57:33-05
LATEST UPDATE:  The property owner says squatters have been a continuing problem and continue to get in despite repeated efforts to keep them out.
He says a contractor has already been hired to demolish the apartments.
The city of Las Vegas confirmed the move and said concerns over asbestos are being addressed.
It is believed the demolition will happen in the next couple weeks.
UPDATE: No trespassing signs line the gate of the abandoned apartment complex, but that hasn't stopped some people from getting inside.  
Fire officials say the complex was boarded up and empty when they responded to the fire, but our cameras caught two men trying to get inside the boarded up complex, just hours after the fire was put out.  
It's important to note, we don't know for sure if these men are living inside the property illegally, or if they were involved in Monday morning's fire.  
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- An apartment building caught fire at 240 West Cincinnati Avenue around 12:41 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters put out the flames in less than ten minutes. No injuries were reported.
The building has been on fire several times before, including an incident on Sept. 2 at 12:14 a.m. which caused significant damage to the second floor. During the Sept. fire, one squatter was in the building but escaped with minor burns.