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Building used by squatters catches fire near Stratosphere

Burn victim found nearby
Posted at 6:00 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 19:27:38-04

One person was possibly injured in a fire on Friday in an apartment building behind the Stratosphere hotel-casino that was supposed to be vacant.

The fire department says that they received 911 calls around 12:14 a.m. about the fire on Cincinnati Avenue, which is near Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Witnesses told fire investigators they saw a person jump from a second-story window and run away. They also said that the building is used by squatters.

A 911 call was received at approximately 2 a.m. by a burn victim. The man was about a block away from the fire. He had approximately 20 percent burns to his body and was transported to a local hospital.

The cause of the fire is not known.