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Fire Causes $1M in Damage to Medical Building

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The two-story medical building is across the street from Sunrise Medical Center. The two-story medical building is across the street from Sunrise Medical Center.
Several fire trucks responded to the blaze. Several fire trucks responded to the blaze.
The fire was located in a building that housed a Quest Diagnostics office. The fire was located in a building that housed a Quest Diagnostics office.
The fire caused the roof to collapse. The fire caused the roof to collapse.

LAS VEGAS -- Fire crews battled a fire in a two-story medical building near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road Wednesday morning.

The fire started around 8:30 a.m. in the building at 3025 S. Maryland Parkway, across the street from Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Employees of the building reported they smelled smoke when they arrived for work and were able to self-evacuate.

Sunrise Hospital nurse Brittany Gilbreath said a patient ran into the hospital and said a building was on fire.

"I immediately came outside. All you saw was black smoke. At that time, There was no fire, but then the wind picked up and it was full-blown flames," Gilbreath said.

proximately 50 firefighters responded to the scene. Flames and black smoke billowed from the roof and the middle of the roof collapsed causing the flames to leap higher.

"When oxygen got in, it kicked it up and so we had good flame extension and heavy smoke for quite awhile," said Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Erik Newman.

Quest Diagnostics, Southern Nevada Medical Group, West Coast Imaging and Sunrise Pediatrics are some of the practices in the building. Clark County officials say the businesses will be displaced for an undetermined amount of time due to fire, smoke and water damage.

Newman said it took about 40 minutes to put the fire out. He said, it could have been much worse if it had been later in the day when the building is normally full of staff and patients.

"Just glad everybody was able to get out of there," said Joe Briones who works in a neighboring building.

Newman said, it appears the fire started on the roof. An investigation is underway to determine the cause.

There were no reported injuries. Damage is estimated at $1 million.

 

 

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