A two-alarm apartment fire Saturday afternoon displaced residents in eight units near downtown Las Vegas.
The second-alarm fire at 1750 E. Karen Ave., near East Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, was reported about 3:30 p.m. Clark County Fire Department crews were “in defensive mode due to some structural collapses” to the Solaire Apartments, department spokesman Larry Haydu said.
Arriving firefighters were met with “heavy fire from a ground floor apartment,” Haydu said. At least seven engines total responded after the second fire alarm went off, and Las Vegas Fire Department crews were also requested to assist.
Once the fire was controlled, crews re-entered the building to extinguish the remaining flames. A dog suffered smoke inhalation, but crews administered oxygen and the dog was reunited with its owner, the department said.
Karen Avenue was blocked off because of the heavy smoke while crews worked.
No other injuries were reported. The American Red Cross will help the displaced residents.
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