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Firefighters Rescue Five People From Vacant Downtown Hotel

One Person Taken To Hospital For Smoke Inhalation

February 22, 2019 - 3:28 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Las Vegas firefighters responded to 615 E. Carson Ave (on corner of S. 6th St) at 2:02 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 after fire dispatchers received several calls that smoke was coming from a vacant hotel on the corner.

Fire and smoke were showing from the second floor of a two-story hotel when firefighters arrived on the scene. The building is vacant and does not have utilities connected to it. When firefighters arrived, one person was taken out by ladder from a second-floor window. Another two were taken from the roof of the building. Firefighters also rescued another two people for a total of five people from the smoke-filled building. One showed signs of minor smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital for observation. Those that were rescued left the scene immediately.

Fire investigators determined the fire started in a room on the second floor. The room was gutted and the fire was confined to the one room. The cause of the fire is undetermined. There was evidence that squatters were staying in the building.

A damage estimate was not available.

There were no injuries to any of the first responders on scene.

The building is located on the same block and next to two other vacant buildings which have had a number of fires in the past. Those buildings are in the process of being demolished.