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Firefighters contain building fire near Las Vegas Strip

Updated May 4, 2017 - 7:14 am

The Clark County Fire Department battled a two-alarm building fire near Interstate 15 and Hacienda, across from Mandalay Bay, Thursday morning.

Crews were called to a vacant building at 5285 Dean Martin Drive just before 3 a.m., Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said in a news release.

The first arriving crew found the building “fully involved” in flames, Buchanan said, and immediately called for a second crew.

Tall flames and thick smoke were visible from the multistory building at 4:15 a.m. Buchanan said the flames were reported out about 4:45 a.m.

The building was empty at the time of the fire and no one was injured. Buchanan said this is the fifth time firefighters have responded to the building since August.

Dean Martin Drive has reopened between Russell Road and Tropicana Avenue.

Anthony Ray, 44, said he was driving on I-15 when he saw the fire. He pulled over and said he saw “a big ball of smoke.”

The fire caused an estimated $120,000 in damage.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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