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One treated for smoke inhalation, 5 displaced in D Street apartment fire

One occupant suffered smoke inhalation and five were displaced early Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in an apartment fire near D Street and W. Lake Mead Boulevard. (LVF&R photo)

One person was treated for smoke inhalation and five were displaced in an apartment fire early Sunday.

Las Vegas firefighters responded to 1909 D Street, near West Lake Mead Boulevard, at 5:01 a.m. after dispatchers received multiple calls that smoke was coming from a house.

When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was coming out two front windows of a one-story wood frame/stucco house that was converted into two apartments.

The occupants evacuated before firefighters arrived. One man was suffering from minor smoke inhalation and was transported to UMC.

The fire was confined to one of the apartments, which was gutted. The other apartment had minor smoke damage. Damage was estimated at $25,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was no electricity in the apartment. Candles may have been used for lightning. The exact cause had not been determined.

Five adults that live in the two apartments were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Firefighters from North Las Vegas Fire Department also assisted at the fire. There was no reported injuries of any first responders.

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