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LVFR: Squatters likely caused fire at vacant home

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Firefighters at the scene of a vacant house fire on Sequoia Avenue on Jan. 11, 2016. (LasVegasFD/Twitter) Firefighters at the scene of a vacant house fire on Sequoia Avenue on Jan. 11, 2016. (LasVegasFD/Twitter)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said squatters likely caused a fire at a vacant home Wednesday morning.

Crews responded to the incident at 9:34 a.m. in the 3100 block of Sequoia Avenue, near Mojave Road and Owens Avenue.

Arriving crews saw smoke coming from a boarded up two-story home, the department said. Once inside, firefighters quickly extinguished a fire located on the first floor.

No injuries were reported, the department said. 

Investigators believe the fire was caused by a warming fire started by squatters inside the home. Neighbors told investigators the home has been vacant for several months. 

Damage was estimated at $20,000, the department said. 

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