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July 29, 2014

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2 suffer smoke inhalation in fire at apartment complex

Fire

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation from an overnight fire in a building at an eastern Las Vegas apartment complex.

Eleven units from the Clark County Fire Department responded about 10:20 p.m. Thursday to reports of a fire in a building at the Sonoma Hills Apartment Complex, 5100 E. Tropicana Ave., at Nellis Boulevard.

Fire officials said the fire started in a downstairs unit and spread to a second-floor unit. The downstairs apartment was heavily damaged by smoke and fire, and the second story apartment sustained moderate damage, officials said.

Two occupants in the apartment building were treated for smoke inhalation but refused to be transported to a hospital.

The American Red Cross assisted the two displaced residents.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation. Officials estimated the loss at $50,000.

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