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December 18, 2014

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Las Vegas firefighters put out house fire

Updated Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 | 8:16 p.m.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue crews battled a house fire in northeastern part of the valley today.

Firefighters responded at 12:15 p.m. to calls of the fire at 1112 5th Place, near Las Vegas and Charleston boulevards, fire department spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

They arrived to find thick smoke and flames coming from the one-story wood-frame house.

The quick intensity of the fire prevented firefighters from working inside. The blaze was controlled from the outside, which took about an hour, Szymanski said.

The house, built in 1931, had been vacant for years, but neighbors say it was frequented by homeless people.

It is now destroyed. The fire caused about $150,000 in damages, Szymanski said.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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