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North Las Vegas church suffers $125K in fire damage

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Aug 01, 2020

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at the Greater Most High Church late Friday night.

The church is near Martin Luther King Boulevard and June Avenue, and units got called to the building at around 10:30 p.m.

Smoke was seen coming from the one-story church and firefighters made entry into the kitchen area of the church, where they found heavy smoke and flames.

The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes, but NLV fire says smoke and fire damage extended into other areas of the church and attic, with the worship area sustaining minimal damage.

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The church was not occupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were immediately reported.

NLVFD fire investigators are continuing to investigate. Preliminary evidence has not led to suspicious causes.

Fire officials say as standard protocol for religious institution fires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been contacted and assisting in the investigation.

Preliminary damage was estimated at $125,000.