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July 2, 2015

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Fire damages vacant house in downtown Las Vegas


Courtesy Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

Firefighters work to extinguish an early-morning fire Sunday at a vacant downtown home.

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A fire in a vacant house caused $50,000 in damage Sunday morning before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

Fire units responded to 238 S. 17th Street around 3:15 a.m. after a neighbor reported flames and smoke coming from a vacant downtown house, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said.

When firefighters arrived, the flames could be seen burning through the roof, officials said. Crews got the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.

No other homes were damaged, and no one was injured.

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  1. What a waste, again.

  2. Affordable housing nothing.....the housing market is so choked right now by bureaucratic paper work. Housing bills that should show lenders as law breakers, lead to lenders who wont fill out the paper work...and now you have houses that are not for sale or owned by anyone, just in limbo. What happens? They fall to ruin, become vacant, and get ignored till some out of towner with a fat wallet says here's more than it's worth, and you've got more Las Vegans with no financial grounding in their own community.

    Our housing market continues to be a mess.