Las Vegas Sun

November 12, 2018

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Woman dies in apartment fire; cause of blaze unknown

Investigators could not pinpoint the cause of a fire at an east valley apartment complex that killed a woman Saturday morning, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.

About 5:15 a.m. Saturday, several people reported heavy flames and smoke billowing from the second floor of the two-story Corona del Sol Apartments, 4700 E. Charleston Blvd., near Nellis Boulevard, officials said.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control within 15 minutes, but while searching an apartment where the fire appeared to have started, they found a woman’s body on a bedroom floor, officials said. Her name has not yet been released.

Two other residents of the apartment were not home at the time, officials said.

Investigators found battery-powered smoke alarms in the apartment, but it was not clear if they were working, officials said.

An adjacent apartment and one below suffered minimal damage, officials said.

The death marked the fifth fire-related fatality this year in Las Vegas.