Fire At Abandoned Office Building Leaves One Critical

Squatters Appeared To Be Staying Inside

Mitch Kelly
October 07, 2019 - 7:47 am

Las Vegas Fire And Rescue

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - One person is in critical condition after fire broke out early Monday at an abandoned office building near Sahara and 6th Street.

Firefighters with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the scene just before 6am and had the fire controlled in about an hour. Thick smoke from the blaze could be seen throughout the Valley.

Firefighters were expected to stay on scene throughout the morning to put out any hot spots that may flare up.

The one person taken to the hospital was described as having "very critical" burns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but investigators say that it appeared squatters had been living there.