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Fire engulfs strip mall near Charleston Boulevard, guts Asian Culture Center

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Ricardo Torres-Cortez

A fire burns a strip mall this morning near Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

Updated Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 | 5:59 p.m.

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A fire burns a strip mall this morning near Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

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A fire burns a strip mall this morning near Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

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A fire burns a strip mall this morning near Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

A strip mall building on Valley View Boulevard near Charleston Boulevard collapsed as Las Vegas Fire & Rescue battled a two-alarm fire early today, according to fire officials.

The flames were mostly out by 1 a.m., an hour and 15 minutes after fire crews were dispatched, officials said. No injuries have been reported.

The fire gutted the Asian Culture Center, 928 S. Valley View Blvd., which caters to Las Vegas' Asian community and opened only two months ago. Since its opening, the Asian Culture Center has offered classes and forums for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Damage is estimated to be around $1 million.

The cause is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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