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Woman injured in North Las Vegas fire dies

Updated January 3, 2018 - 1:48 pm

A second person has died as the result of a Tuesday morning fire in North Las Vegas.

Just after 9 a.m., North Las Vegas firefighters arrived on scene to find a vacant two-story building on fire, according to the North Las Vegas Fire Department. Firefighters battled flames and heavy smoke on the second floor of the building.

Rescuers found one person dead and another in critical condition on the second floor. The woman who was found critically injured died early Wednesday morning.

The Fire Department said the fire was started by squatters who were trying to stay warm.

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One of the victims was listed in critical condition at a local hospital, police said. Two others suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.