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Body found after Las Vegas house fire

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Firefighters responded to a small fire found in a converted studio apartment near Washington and Eastern avenues on Sept. 14, 2016. (Source: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue) Firefighters responded to a small fire found in a converted studio apartment near Washington and Eastern avenues on Sept. 14, 2016. (Source: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue)
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Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said a body was found inside of a home that set fire on Sept. 14 near Washington and Eastern Avenues. 

First responders found the body inside the home with critical burns to half of the body. The person was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition where he or she later died. 

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Tim Syzmanski said the fire happened the back bedroom of the home, that was converted into a studio apartment. The fire was already out when officials arrived but some items were still smoldering in the bedroom. 

Residents told investigators the man was homeless. He was allowed to stay in the room in exchange for handy work and yard clean-up around the house. 

The fire appears to have started in extension cords and power strips, the report said. It was ruled an accident. 

Damage was estimated at 20,000 dollars, Syzmanski said. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office will later release the identity of the victim. A previous update to this story listed an incorrect name for the deceased. 

We will update this story with additional details as they become available. 


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