LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Three people were rescued from a building fire in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

It happened just before 6:30 p.m. at 300 East Charleston Boulevard near 3rd Street.

When fire crews arrived they found “three residents” inside the building, according to LVFR.

One of the three people rescued was treated for smoke inhalation and then taken to a hospital.

Clark County Fire Department also worked to contain the fire on Tuesday night.

Fire crews described the scene where the fire took place as an abandoned building at the time of the incident.

As of 8 p.m. smoke and flames could still be seen in the downtown Las Vegas area due to the fire.

Arts District fire on Aug. 29, 2023 (KLAS)

Residents in the area who spoke to 8 News Now on Tuesday night described what they saw and added that fires in the area happen all too often.

“I could smell it from my apartment,” Evangeline Armstrong recalled. “Fires down here happen all the time, especially with buildings like this.”

“This is the third one that we have seen in two weeks here,” Bennie Webb added.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area as 3rd Street and Charleston Boulevard remained closed in both directions Tuesday evening, according to RTC Southern Nevada.

There was a previous fire that took place in the area of 300 East Charleston Boulevard back in April 2022.

No information on what may have caused the fire or an estimate on the damage was provided on Tuesday night.