LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is dead following a fire in a vacant apartment building on Paradise Road, near Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Louis Avenue.
Officials say a passer-by notified dispatchers around 4 a.m. that smoke was coming from a building at 2019 Paradise Road. Firefighters found fire and smoke showing from a rear unit of a one-story office building that they say looked to be vacant.
Firefighters found a chain and padlock on the door when they tried to enter one of the units. After they cut the chain and opened the door, they found a man lying on the floor at the front door. Officials say the man was already deceased.
Firefighters were able to knock out the fire in less than 10 minutes. They say the estimated damage to the building is $35,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The victim’s identity is not yet known. No other injuries are reported.
The incident is being investigated by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Metro and the Clark County Coroner’s Office. This is the seventh fatal fire victim in the City of Las Vegas this year.