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Firefighters called to large fire apartment on Tropicana

Krista Hostetler

Firefighters called to large fire apartment on Tropicana

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 30, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County Fire Department was called to the scene of a two-alarm fire Sunday evening.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sonoma Hills Apartment complex at 5100 East Tropicana Avenue, near South Nellis Boulevard.

When crews arrived, smoke and flames were showing from the balcony of a second floor apartment. Firefighters evacuated the eight-unit building.

Two families were displaced and two units were destroyed.

Damage is estimated at $150,000.

One occupant sustained minor injuries but wasn't taken to the hospital.

CCFD investigators determined the cause of the fire was smoking materials (cigarette ashes) being discarded improperly on the patio.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.