Updated July 31, 2021 - 10:06 am
One apartment was gutted and two others were damaged by a two-alarm fire Saturday morning east of downtown Las Vegas.
Crews were called just before 5:45 a.m. to the 24-unit, two-story studio apartment complex at 1825 Lewis Ave., near Fremont Street and East Charleston Boulevard, according to a Las Vegas Fire Department news release.
The fire was out by 7:30 a.m. Squatters have been known to stay in the vacant apartment where the fire started, the release said.
A total of 60 firefighters with 25 pieces of equipment responded to the incident. Clark County and North Las Vegas firefighters also assisted.
The Red Cross is assisting those displaced. Damage was estimated at $50,000.