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Apartment building catches fire twice in the same weekend

Posted at 1:22 PM, Feb 18, 2018

For the second time this weekend, firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at an apartment building at 6221 Bellota Drive, near Lake Mead and Jones boulevards.

Firefighters received reports of the fire around 12:48 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof. It took about an hour to get the fire under control, and 90 minutes to put it out completely.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, though officials say that they spotted the flames in the same area as a previous fire that happened on Friday.

In Friday's incident, it was believed that electrical wires in the attic sparked the flames that caused $100,000 in damage and displaced 18 people.

At least 11 people returned to the other apartments after the fire on Friday. But Sunday's fire destroyed the roof, and the top two apartments had substantial damage. The families were once again displaced.

No injuries were reported in both fires on Friday and Sunday. The American Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.