Media Release

 

Monday, August 26, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993

 

Eastside Apartment Fire Under Investigation
American Red Cross Assisting Three People Displaced By Fire

 

An apartment was gutted this morning by a fire at the Charleston Garden Apartments on the city’s’ eastside.  The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there were no reported injuries.

Firefighters from Las Vegas and Clark County responded to the apartments, located at 4830 E. Charleston Blvd. at 6:36 a.m.  On arrival there was heavy fire showing from one second floor apartment in the two story wood frame apartment building that has 32 units.  Firefighters evacuated the building and had the fire out in a few minutes.

The fire was confined to one unit, but another unit below had slight water damage.  Three residents in the water-damaged unit are displaced and being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The unit that was on fire is vacant, and residents in the complex told fire investigators that squatters have been going in and out of the vacant apartments. 

Damage to the building is estimated at $35,000.

END ## LVFR/PEIO-TRS

E16,27,31,8, T16,1, R16, CB8, EMS1, AR1, B1,3, PIO1, 6i3, 6i5, 6i6
Incident: 3223718

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