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21 people displaced after apartment fire in east Las Vegas

Posted at 8:41 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 21:45:51-05

UPDATE: 21 people are displaced and five apartment units are damaged after the apartment fire Sunday night.

When firefighters arrived, the fire was in a downstairs unit and it moved into the attic quickly. At one point, flames could be seen shooting through the roof.

The cause of the fire is unknown and there are no injuries reported. Red Cross of Southern Nevada will assist those that were displaced by the fire.

Kevin Harris, his wife and 1-year-old granddaughter moved into the apartment two weeks ago.

The home suffered smoke damage but they are much better off than the unit above them. Harris is calling it a Christmas miracle that their apartment wasn't destroyed.

Harris was able to salvage food and other items from the apartment.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a fire in the 2300 block of Clifford Avenue near South Eastern Avenue and East Charleston Boulevard Sunday evening.

The fire started after 8 p.m. in a downstairs apartment in a six-unit, two-story apartment building.

The fire has now spread to the attic and is breaking through the roof. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue have requested another engine and truck.