Las Vegas Outdoor Mall's Christmas Tree Catches Fire - 8 News NOW

Las Vegas Outdoor Mall's Christmas Tree Catches Fire

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LAS VEGAS -- A 45-foot-tall Christmas tree at an open-air mall in Las Vegas went up in flames and burned Santa's cottage just after the holiday shopping season ended.

Clark County Fire crews were called to Town Square about 2 a.m. on Christmas morning.

The fire also damaged a 600-square-foot house where children posed for pictures with Santa Claus.

Town Square spokesman Jaimesen Mapes says firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the fire, and nobody was hurt. He says the shopping center had closed about 6 p.m. the day before.

Klassen says it appears faulty wiring in the artificial tree may be to blame, but the cause of the fire is still undetermined.

A damage estimate wasn't immediately available.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)


 

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