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Las Vegas firefighters investigating 2-alarm apartment building fire

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Posted at 3:57 PM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 00:46:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas and Clark County firefighters fought a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged an apartment building at the Walker House apartments, located at 2700 S Valley View Boulevard near Sahara Avenue, late Wednesday afternoon.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

LVFR says it received a call at 3:15 p.m. from a maintenance worker at the property reporting a fire in the attic of one of the buildings.

When firefighters arrived, they say they found fire in two apartments on the second floor and in the attic.

A second alarm was requested to bring additional personnel and equipment to the fire.

It took firefighters approximately 45 minutes to put the fire out.

Authorities say, the fire gutted the attic and caused heavy damage to four second-floor apartments.

Four downstairs apartments were also damaged mostly by water from above. Damage to the building is estimated at $500,000, according to LVFR.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire investigators say they believe the fire started on the floor in the breezeway outside two apartment doors. Then the fire spread to the two doors, burned up and through the doors getting inside each apartment.

Near the front door of the apartments is ductwork in the ceiling from an air conditioner in the attic space, that is how authorities say the fire got into the attic.

The number of people displaced is approximately ten.

Management for the apartment complex says they are working with the American Red Cross to make sure all displaced occupants had a place to stay.

No injuries were reported during the fire.


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