Updated 2230 PST
Las Vegas, Nevada – A massive fire was seen from various view points in Western Las Vegas, burning a very large apartment complex located at the intersection of Hualapai & Rochelle and near 215 & Flamingo. Social Media began burning up the airwaves with multiple postings of fire images such as this one below.
(Credit: Gladys. Republished with Written Permission)
Clark County Fire Department was first due in and quickly elevated the fire to a 2nd Alarm bringing in additional resources (9 units) from Las Vegas Fire Department. Fire Investigators were said to be on-scene during fire suppression efforts being conducted.
A cause is unknown at this time as Investigators will need to wait for the fire to cool down and be able to work the scene. This will take a while.
Communications by Fire personnel and Command reported multiple buildings on fire, able to extinguish the fires and hot spots, enter interior and some structures with burned off roofs.
No injuries of civilians or firefighters have been reported.
LOOKING THRU THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA
“4 separate apt. buildings caught fire near Flamingo/Hualapai. Hitting hot spots now.” – Clark Co FD PIO
“Huge inferno lights up
#LasVegas, cause unclear.” – Media
“Quite the blaze from a fire from an under-construction apartment building.” – Media
“Firefighters battle blaze at west-valley buildings under construction.” – Media
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