Barricaded man suffers minor injuries in apartment fire
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Crews with the Clark County Fire Department had to leave an apartment fire after reports of an armed man not wanting to leave the building.
At 4 p.m., Friday afternoon CCFD received calls reporting a balcony was on fire at the Cropper Creek Apartments located in the 9400 block of Bermuda Road and Serene Avenue.
When crews arrived on the scene, they saw smoke coming from the balcony of a second-floor apartment. Firefighters quickly made access through the locked apartment door and were able to extinguish the bulk of the fire when they were informed that a man was barricaded inside the apartment and possibly armed with a weapon.
Firefighters retreated from the area, leaving all of their equipment behind and began evacuating bystanders to a safe location out of the line of sight of the apartment.
Approximately 25 minutes after patrol units from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrived, officers were able to place the barricaded suspect in custody. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
After the suspect was in custody firefighters re-entered the apartment and completed the extinguishment of the smoldering fire. Initial damage estimates are placed at approximately $5,000.
There were no injuries reported to responders or bystanders.
The Henderson Fire Department responded to assist the Clark County Fire Department in this incident.