UPDATE: Two alarm fire damages vacant motel in downtown Las Vegas

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Courtesy: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Twitter

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews were able to put out a two alarm fire that started in a boarded up motel in downtown Las Vegas Saturday morning.

Officials say the fire started around 9 a.m. at a vacant two-story building located at 320 South First Street. It is near Bonneville Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and two people standing at a second-story window. Officials were able to rescue them from the window.

Squatters were seen leaving the building, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. Two people with minor injuries from cut glass were treated and released on scene.

At one point, the building was full of heavy smoke, but crews were able to attack and eventually control it in under 20 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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