Las Vegas Sun

October 17, 2017

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Firefighters battling blaze at vacant apartments near downtown Las Vegas

Firefighters were battling a blaze at a vacant apartment building this morning near downtown that closed part of Bonanza Road, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials.

The fire was reported about 5:15 a.m. at the old Moulin Rouge apartment complex at 900 W. Bonanza Road, near H Street, officials said.

When firefighters arrived, heavy flames and smoke were coming from a two-story, concrete block building, and the fire had already spread to the attic, officials said. A second alarm was requested for additional equipment and firefighters, officials said.

Nobody was injured, officials said.

As of 8 a.m., the fire was under control but firefighters were working to completely extinguish the blaze, officials said. Crews were expected to be on the scene for seveal more hours, officials said.

Bonanza Road was closed from H Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.