Vacant house catches fire near St. Louis and Maryland

Vacant house catches fire near St. Louis and Maryland

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 22, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas firefighters were called to a vacant house fire in the 1600 block of East St. Louis Avenue near South Maryland Parkway at about noon Monday.

Shortly after crews arrived, flames broke through the roof of the house.

Due to the house being boarded up with bars on the windows and the intensity of the fire, firefighters fought the flames from the outside.

The roof caved in, sending the air conditioner into the house.

The house had been vacant for many years and neighbors said the house was sometimes used by homeless people.

The house was full of debris and trash.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Damage to the house was estimated at $150,000.

No injuries were reported.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.