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Fire spreads to 2 houses, displaces 5

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A fire that spread to two houses Thursday afternoon displaced five people. (Las Vegas Fire & Rescue) A fire that spread to two houses Thursday afternoon displaced five people. (Las Vegas Fire & Rescue)
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Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said a fire that spread to two houses on Thursday afternoon left five people displaced and two hospitalized.

The blaze broke out just after 1:37 p.m. on Vallejo Avenue, near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. 95.

The fire started between the houses, and firefighters said high winds caused it to spread to both structures. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined but investigators said it appears to have been accidental.

Firefighters had to rescue an elderly woman who was confined to a wheelchair. She suffered smoke inhalation. A man required hospitalization when he burned is feet running across a front yard that was burning.

Two vehicles, a van and an SUV, were also heavily damaged by the fire.

Damage is estimated at $250,000.

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