Burned barbershop hurts community

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A business owner watched his livelihood go up in flames, but he said the fire damaged more than just his barbershop. 

People living near West Alexander Road and North Martin Luther Kind Boulevard in North Las Vegas know Classic Cuts Barbershop well. 

"Everybody over here kind of knows each other just from this barbershop," said Donnel Heckard, a 17-year-old who frequents the shop. 

Along with cutting hair, the shop also opens its doors to youth who want to play basketball on their indoor court or just hang out. 

Last week, the shop went up in flames. Investigators believe arson could be to blame. 

"I don't understand why somebody would do that when this place is so friendly," Heckard said. 

Shop owner Calvin Hudson said he went numb when he heard the news about the business he's maintained for 11 years. 

"We do a lot for the community, for the youth. It was just devastating," Hudson said. 

The money Hudson makes cutting hair helps him run a youth football league. He said ramifications from the fire will hurt the entire community. 

Hudson is now asking for donations to help restore the shop. 

"This time I need you guys to help me, to help us, so we can help you again," Hudson said. 

The North Las Vegas Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire. 

 

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