Apartment fire near UNLV causes $100K in damages - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Apartment fire near UNLV causes $100K in damages

Posted: Updated:
East Las Vegas apartment building was a scene of an early morning fire on March 15, 2017. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) East Las Vegas apartment building was a scene of an early morning fire on March 15, 2017. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Firefighters battled flames inside an east Las Vegas apartment building early Wednesday morning.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at about 2 a.m., near the campus of UNLV and east of Maryland Parkway, at 4441 Escondido Street.

Firefighters said they saw the first floor of a two-story apartment building heavily involved in fire upon their arrival with a resident trapped on one of the building balconies.

A fire crew laddered and rescued the occupant as other crews made an offensive attack and extinguished the flames a short time later.

The entire building was evacuated with one apartment seriously damaged along with smoke damage to three others.

Three people were injured in the blaze and one person was transported to the University Medical Center with burns and smoke inhalation according to CCFD. 

Officials said a total of eight residents were displaced and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Clark County fire reported $100,000 in fire damages in the incident.

Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.