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1 dead in Henderson apartment fire; Red Cross helping

One person is dead and several families are being assisted by the American Red Cross after a Tuesday morning apartment fire in Henderson, according to a city spokeswoman.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in a second-story unit at Sunset Hills Apartments, 2825 Bluegrass Lane, near South Eastern Avenue and Robindale Road, at 8:40 a.m., Henderson spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said.

Neighbors called first responders when they saw smoke, Richards said.

“I heard commotion outside and thought it was a fight, but it was the cops yelling for people to get out of the building,” said Phillip Wakefield, who lives in the unit directly across from where he saw smoke pouring out.

Foul is not suspected in the fire, Richards said. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The complex is comprised of eight, two-bedroom units and is managed by Stout Management Company, according to the apartments’ website.

Anyone who wants to donate to help the families affected by the fire can all the Red Cross at (702) 369-3674 or go to www.redcross.org/southernnevada.

Review-Journal photographer Chase Stevens and reporter Kimber Laux contributed to this story.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites.

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