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Fire crews battle 2-alarm blaze near downtown Las Vegas

Posted at 6:44 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 00:36:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Fire crews were called to a 2-alarm fire near downtown Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters from the Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue battled flames at the New Hope Motel, located at 2805 Fremont Street, near Charleston Boulevard.

Crews responded to the transitional housing facility just before 4 p.m. with reports of heavy smoke and fire coming from the second story of the property.

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About 50 firefighters were at the scene and were able to gain control of the blaze within 25 minutes.

Fire officials said up to 92 people, part of the residential program, were displaced with the cause of the fire under investigation.

Firefighters also said had the flames broken out an hour later, it would have been a more intense inferno due to the high winds in the Las Vegas valley.

One person suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to the hospital with non-critical injuries, according to fire officials, and the American Red Cross was assisted those displaced in the fire.