Fireworks Suspected In Apartment Fire

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(photo: Smith/KXNT/CBS-Las Vegas)

(photo: Smith/KXNT/CBS-Las Vegas)

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(Las Vegas, NV)  —  Fireworks are suspected in a three-alarm apartment fire that left nearly 50 people homeless. The blaze broke out just before 7:00 last night at the Sonoma Shadows complex on Karen near Maryland Parkway.

The fire took nearly 70 crew members almost two hours to put out.  Three residents and a firefighter suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Twenty-two apartments were destroyed.  Damage has been estimated at $1.5-million.

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