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UPDATE: Vacant wedding chapel fire too dangerous to enter, LFVR says

Damage estimated at $1 million
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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 09:38:51-05

UPDATE 6:54 P.M.: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says it is concerned about the integrity of the building and it's too hazardous to send crews inside.

At this time, there are no reports of injuries and crews did not find anyone inside, despite reports that someone may have been in the building. The department also says crews will likely not be able to enter the building until tomorrow due to safety concerns.

"When you are putting water in from the top, that's pushing water down on the building," said Tim Szymanski, LVFR public information officer, "that could potentially trap firefighters and injure them or kill them if they went in there."

Szymanski says it appears the building was being used as a shelter by homeless people.

"Someone said there as a person in there," said Szymanski. "When we tried to get more information from them they all left the scene. We can't get any more information."

As of 7:28 p.m., the department confirmed the fire is out. Crews will likely remain on the scene all night to make sure it doesn't flare up again, says Szymanski.

During the height of the fire, LVFR says there were 30 fire units with 70 fire personnel on the scene battling the blaze.

The building was destroyed by the fire. Damage is estimated at $1 million.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Watch a replay of the LVFR update:

UPDATE 6:21 P.M.: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says there are no injuries to report at this time. Crews remain on the scene. The fire is through the roof, the department says.

Live view of the area:

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Firefighters are responding to a fire at a vacant wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Authorities say the building on 1431 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (near Oakey Boulevard) is locked up but there may be one person inside.

Las Vegas Boulevard is closed in both directions at 4th Street.

13 Action News has a crew on the scene, check back for updates.

READ MORE: Las Vegas breaking news for Jan. 12, 2021

Updates from 13 Action News Reporter Joe Bartels: