LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas firefighter put out a blaze Tuesday night, but not before the fire did enough damage to displace 24 people. No injuries were reported.
A 7:15 p.m. call brought firefighters to a two-story apartment building with eight units at the Greenville Park Apartments, at 4043 Silver Dollar Ave., near the corner of Pennwood Avenue and Valley View Drive.
When firefighters arrived in the area, thick smoke covered the entire area making it difficult to locate the building that was burning. Firefighters found heavy flames blowing out the front and rear windows of a second floor apartment in the two story wood frame apartment building with eight apartments.
Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire, but released some additional details late Tuesday. Officials said an aggressive attack by fire crews contained the blaze to a single unit, which was completely gutted.
Everything was said to have been destroyed. Damages were estimated at $35,000.
The utilities had to be disconnected to the building because of the fire, so 24 people were displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting them.