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4 displaced after west Las Vegas Valley apartment fire

A fire at a West Sahara Avenue apartment complex displaced four people, one of which was sent the hospital Monday morning, the Las Vegas Fire Department said.

Just after 11:40 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of an apartment fire at 9901 W. Sahara Ave., spokesman Tim Szymanski said. Firefighters discovered that the fire started on a downstairs apartment’s patio and was spreading to the apartment above.

The fire was extinguished in about 10 minutes, Szymanski said. One person from the downstairs apartment with a pre-existing medical condition was taken to the hospital because of the fire.

“The apartments are half gutted — they have heat and smoke damage,” he said.

Damages are estimated at $175,000.

The American Red Cross is helping three people displaced from the downstairs apartment and one from the upstairs apartment, Szymanski said.

No injuries were reported, he said. The fire’s cause is under investigation.

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