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Businesses look to recover after massive office complex fire

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 17, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A massive fire burned for hours this Monday morning and caused road closures near Flamingo and Paradise roads.

Kate Recto looked on as piece by burning piece of the building complex came down. The building engulfed in flames used to be the home of her three businesses.

"I have a lot of myself infused in that office. If I’m hurting it’s not because of the material things but all the memories I’ve got in there and you can’t really take that away."

Expensive furniture and equipment for her solar and magazine company as well as thousands of dollars worth of coffee delivered to her office last Thursday – all of it now turned to ashes.

" I’m not a person that cries I’m very headstrong I mean I have six kids right but this came really close to my heart because it is my sanctuary."

Kate is just thankful she's alive. It's a sentiment shared by other tenants like the Nevada Broadcasters Association.

UPDATE: No fire sprinklers in building that burned this morning

Despite losing everything, they're looking ahead with a positive mindset

Mitch Fox, President and CEO of Nevada Broadcasters Association, says, "If this had happened at 9 am or 10 am I don't know what would have happened. This was early morning and to my knowledge uninhabited. We're not hearing reports of anybody injured so we're very grateful for that."

Business owners are now left picking up the charred pieces.

"Now I’m trying to look for another space that I know will never replace this now I’m trying to look for another space that I know I’ll never replace this," says Recto.