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11 displaced after fire at northwest Las Vegas condo complex

Updated September 23, 2017 - 11:57 pm

Eleven people were displaced after a 2-alarm fire in a northwest Las Vegas condominium building late Saturday morning.

Fire dispatchers received multiple calls at 11:56 a.m. that flames and smoke were coming from the window of a condo unit at the Marquesa Condos, 7300 Pirates Cove Road, according to a Las Vegas Fire Department release.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw flames coming from the window of a downstairs condo in the two-story, four-unit building, and the flames were spreading to an upstairs unit, the release said.

A second alarm was dispatched, but firefighters were able to bring it under control in less than five minutes, the release said.

The fire gutted a bedroom in the downstairs condo and left heavy smoke damage in the rest of the unit. The fire also damaged an upstairs unit.

Damage was estimated at $25,000, but the exact cause could not be determined Saturday, the release said.

Of the six adults living in the downstairs unit, one had a respiratory condition that was aggravated by the smoke, and was treated by firefighter paramedics and released. There were no other injuries.

The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced, including three adults and a child who live in the upstairs unit.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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