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Man treated for smoke inhalation in fire near downtown

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A fire broke out late this morning in the garage of a home at 8013 Cool Springs St. in the northwest valley, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

Updated Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 | 5:44 p.m.

A garage fire late this morning caused about $15,000 damage, and a man suffered smoke inhalation in a separate blaze later in the day, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

A fire broke out this morning in the garage of a home at 8013 Cool Springs St. in the northwest valley, officials said.

No injuries were reported, but the fire caused $15,000 damage, officials said.

The fire, reported at 11:31 a.m., did not extend to the living area of the home, fire department spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

The fire appears to have originated in a trash can, Szymanksi said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire dispatchers received multiple calls of smoke coming from the garage, Szymanski said. Nobody was inside the home when crews arrived, he said.

In the other fire, near downtown, a dog died and an elderly man was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, officials said.

That fire was reported at 12:40 p.m. today at 332 Arnold St., near the intersection of Alta Drive and Rancho Drive, Szymanski said.

The man told police the fire broke out while he was cooking with grease. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the man was struggling to leave his home through a back patio door, according to Szymanski.

The fire gutted the home’s kitchen and dining room and caused heavy damage to the living room, resulting in an estimated $79,000 in damages.

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