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House fire shuts down traffic in downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Fire

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

A firetruck is seen at a house fire on the 600 block of First Street Friday, May 31, 2013.

Updated Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 1:39 a.m.

Downtown Fire

Las Vegas firefighters work a house fire on the 600 block of First Street  Friday, May 31, 2013. Launch slideshow »


A two-story vacant house caught fire Friday night in downtown Las Vegas, closing traffic between Main Street and Casino Center Boulevard for about two hours.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to reports of the fire about 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of First Street near Bonanza Road. Firefighters arrived to find the building engulfed in flames, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

Fire crews took about two hours to extinguish the blaze, Szymanski said.

The house is considered vacant, but homeless people have been seen running from the home in the past, Szymanski said. One neighbor told Sun photographer Sam Morris that she recently called police about squatters in the home.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, and no one has been injured.

The cause for the fire is under investigation.

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