A 2-Alarm fire in a Westside Las Vegas apartment building did moderate damage late Wednesday morning. A total of eight apartments, one of them vacant, was affected by the fire. The nine people who live in the apartments is being taken care of by the apartment management. One firefighter suffered a dislocated thumb during the incident. He was treated at a local quick-care center and released. None of the occupants of the apartment building were injured.
Las Vegas Fire Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 10:25AM, of a fire in the bathroom of an apartment at the CASA del SOL apartments at 5101 O'Bannon Drive (Sahara & Decatur).
When the first fire unit arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was coming from the roof of the 2-story wood frame/stucco apartment building, with four upstairs and four downstairs apartments. Firefighters called for a 2-Alarm which brought a total of 15 units with 50 firefighters to the scene.
Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the attic of the building, with some damage extending to the units below on the second floor. The four apartments on the first floor suffered light smoke and water damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. An occupant of one of the apartments told fire officials he was in his bedroom and noticed smoke coming from the bathroom. When he went to investigate, he found a fire in the bathroom, he then escaped the apartment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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