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Fire in southeast Las Vegas apartment building displaces 8

A fire Saturday morning in the southeast valley leaves eight people displaced, according to a Clark County Fire Department media release.

Just after 12:40 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at 3317 Casey Drive.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported a two-story apartment structure with eight units in the building and smoke showing, the release said. The slow-burning fire was hidden and found between the trusses of the first and second floors.

Crews put the fire out in about 25 minutes. NV Energy and Southwest Gas were notified to respond for utilities.

The fire is currently under investigation and no injuries were reported, the release said.

Red Cross was requested as a result of the fire to assist with two of the three families that were displaced; a total of 8 individuals were displaced.

Damages have been estimated at $50,000, the release said.

Contact Raven Jackson at rjackson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @ravenmjackson on Twitter.

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