Fire damages office building on West Sahara

Krista Hostetler

Courtesy: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

Fire damages office building on West Sahara

CREATED Mar. 16, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas fire investigators are looking into the cause of a three-alarm office building fire.

The business was closed at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

The call came in around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning from a security officer who was out at the Coldwell Banker/Premier Realty building at 8290 West Sahara Avenue.

The responding officer received a call that the intruder alarms were activated at several doors in the large two-story building.

When the officer arrived, he checked several doors and found all of them secured. At the same time, he began to smell something burning, but nothing was visible as he continued to check.

A few minutes later smoke started coming from the building.

When Las Vegas Fire & Rescue arrived on the scene, the smoke was much thicker. After searching for the source, it was determined the fire was in a void area that separates the first and second floors.

A second-alarm was dispatched to assist the first arriving crews and later a third-alarm was dispatched. After that time, the fire did flare up in different hidden places.

Firefighters were expected to remain on scene for a few more hours to ensure the entire fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A damage estimated has not been released.

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