LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A man is dead after a fire at a vacant building just east of the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday morning.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said the fire happened around 4 a.m. at 2019 Paradise Road near Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Louis Avenue Dec. 2.

Witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from a vacant building in the area, according to LVFR spokesman Tim Szymanski said. Szymanksi said it took firefighters about 10 minutes to get the fire under control.

Szymanski said the door to the building was chained and firefighters had to cut the chains to get inside.

When firefighters entered the building, a man was found dead by the door. It wasn't immediately clear if the person was living in the building, according to Szymanksi.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. Szymanksi said multiple agencies, including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and arson investigators, would be part of the investigation.

Damage to the building was estimated at $35,000.

Szymanksi said this is the sixth fatal fire in LVFR's jurisdiction in 2019.

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Jimmy coors

Nice area ,oh well another looser wasted city money & property owner ,should score on insurance claim !

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