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No one hurt in blaze at vacant NV Energy building

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 | 6:03 p.m.

An overnight blaze at a vacant NV Energy building used for shelter by homeless people burned for about 12 hours, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

No one was injured and a search for possible victims using rescue dogs determined no one was killed, the fire department said.

The fire was reported about 2:55 a.m. in the 3300 block of East Desert Inn Road, near Pecos Road, officials said. Heavy flames were coming from the building, and crews set up a defensive attack, battling the blaze from outside, officials said.

Conditions made it safe to enter and conduct the searches after about 10 hours, officials said.

Firefighters from the county and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The building has been vacant for several years, officials said.

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