LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – 17 people were displaced by an apartment fire on Sunday near the Las Vegas Strip, according to fire officials.

At 1:20 p.m., Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to a request for emergency services at an apartment complex near Sahara Avenue and Sammy Davis Jr. Drive. The caller reported flames coming from the second floor of the complex.

Arriving units got to the scene in four minutes, and began working to contain the fire. Officials say the fire was extinguished at 1:39 p.m. and affected five units.

One person was transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation. Additionally, as a precaution, power to the building was shut off and is expected to be restored on Tuesday.

Six apartment units were affected by the fire, displacing 14 adults and three children in total.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada arrived to provide resources and supplies to those affected.

“The Red Cross addressed the immediate needs of the people affected,” the organization noted in a release. “This support includes providing access to essential items like clothing and food, assisting in the replacement of prescription medicines, and a safe place to stay.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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