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Man dies in apartment fire on Washington

Posted at 6:11 AM, Dec 08, 2015

UPDATE: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reports that the male victim has died. The coroner has not yet released his identity, or exact cause of death.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A man suffered smoke inhalation in a fire late Sunday evening.

Las Vegas firefighters responded to the Washington Plaza Apartments, 2113 W. Washington Ave., near Tonopah Drive, around 11 p.m. On arrival smoke was showing from the front door of one apartment on the ground floor.  Firefighters had to force entry into the small apartment and quickly found the small fire and extinguished it.
 
The fire made dense smoke which completely filled the apartment.  As firefighters were searching the apartment, they found an man who was unresponsive and quickly took him outside.  CPR was initiated and he was transported to University Medical Center. The man is in serious condition.
 
The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

A damage estimate was not immediately available. Smoke did more damage than the fire.  No other apartments in the building were damaged.