Fire Damages Strip Restaurant Construction

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

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

LAS VEGAS (KXNT/AP) — Officials say an early morning fire caused $100,000 in damage to a two-story restaurant under construction near the Monte Carlo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Clark County officials say one firefighter suffered a minor injury in the fire, which was reported about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on South Las Vegas Boulevard.  No civilians were injured.

Investigators say the fire was contained to the bar area of the restaurant and affected some construction materials in the area. The exact cause is under investigation.

Four engine companies and twenty-nine fire personnel responded to the incident.

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