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Fire rips through warehouse in central Las Vegas Valley

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Firefighters arrive at a warehouse that caught fire in the early morning of August 25, 2016. (Source: Haley Morrison) Firefighters arrive at a warehouse that caught fire in the early morning of August 25, 2016. (Source: Haley Morrison)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A warehouse containing school supplies collected by a Las Vegas Valley foundation for autism burned early Thursday in a three-alarm fire.

Clark County Fire Department responded to the incident at 12:08 a.m. in the 4300 block of Polaris Avenue, near Harmon Avenue.

According to the department, the fire erupted in the back of the warehouse with an office in front. The fire was contained to the rear of the building but caused extensive damage. Officials estimated flames of more than 50 feet shot above the roof of the complex.

No injuries were reported, the department said. 

Fire crews also evacuated animals from a nearby pet hotel out of precaution in case of a building collapse or the fire spreading. At least 30 animals were taken to a safe area.

The department said the fire spread to an outdoor storage area at another nearby business. 

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. 

The warehouse houses, among other businesses and organizations, the Peoples Autism Foundation, according to an employee. The employee said they were preparing for the new school year with supplies collected from drives and are now in need of new supplies. If you would like to donate to the foundation you can find more information on their website or on Facebook

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