UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner’s Office confirmed David Phlong, 26, of Las Vegas was killed on June 6 at 1:40 p.m. A cause of death is still pending in the case.
One additional person has yet to be accounted for after an early morning fire on Tuesday, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. Crews are expected to continue their search efforts.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A morning fire at a Las Vegas valley apartment complex sent seven people to the hospital, displaced at least 14 other residents, and left one building destroyed.
A call about the fire was received at 5:04 a.m. reporting it at The Tides on Charleston which is east of Rainbow Boulevard.
Flames were contained to one building in the complex and some residents in that building jumped from balconies to escape the fire, according to the City of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue along with the Clark County Fire Department responded to the scene. Crews arrived at the scene within five minutes of the call and the fire was extinguished by 6:42 a.m., firefighters said. Crews remain on the scene cleaning up.
One firefighter was injured but cleared to return to duty. Six other people were transported to the hospital.
Fourteen people are currently displaced and that number could increase to 23. The displaced residents will be placed in semi-permanent housing through a partnership between the city and American Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.