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Fire crews knock down huge flames across from Rio

Posted at 10:04 PM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 02:48:19-05

Clark County Firefighters knock down a huge fire in a vacant building across from the Rio Sunday night. The cause is still unknown.

The fire started shortly after 9 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Flamingo Road. 

The building used to be the old Pink E's pool hall but it has been vacant for about 15 years.

The wind made things for difficult for crews to take down the big flames when the fire first started.

Firefighters say the Flamingo wash, located directly behind the building, helped the fire not to spread.

It is too soon to blame this fire on squatters even though they've had squatter issues in the past.

13 Action News spoke to some homeless people living in tents across the way.

They say they haven't been able to get inside the building for the last couple weeks because county officials boarded up the building so well.

The homeless people we spoke with say they did not start the fire and they don't think any of their friends did either.

Clark County spokesperson Dan Kulin says the property owner is responsible for cleaning up the huge mess.