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Fire at north Strip high-rise started on condo patio, official says

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A Clark County fire truck is seen Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Sky Las Vegas condo complex, 2700 Las Vegas Boulevard South, where a firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze.

Updated Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 10:18 p.m.

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A fire at the Sky Las Vegas condo tower that briefly closed Las Vegas Boulevard was promptly extinguished Thursday evening.

Clark County firefighters received word of a fire at the high-rise complex at 2700 Las Vegas Boulevard South at 8:25 p.m. County Fire Chief Bertral Washington said a hot tub on a fifth-floor condo patio caught fire, and no one was home at the time.

The fire, which was contained to the condo unit, was under control by 8:42 p.m., Washtington said. Two security guards who attempted to extinguish it suffered minor injuries and were taken to University Medical Center.

Signs of the fire remained at about 9:50 p.m., as alarms could be heard and the smell of smoke was present at the property.

The fire destroyed the hot tub and damaged nearby walls and flooring, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.

Las Vegas Boulevard was temporarily closed between Sahara Avenue and Circus Circus Drive.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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  1. Call came out at 8:25pm, and signs of fire remained at about 9:50 p.m. for a hot tub fire? I see the boys were working hard at this fire.... Did they stop to have coffee?