LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A cooking fire ignited into a blaze that caused serious damage and forced two people out of their home in a Las Vegas apartment building late Wednesday, according to authorities.

The fire started at the Siegel Suites Fremont II apartments at 1401 Fremont Street just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue public information officer Tim Szymanski said.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a downstairs unit of the two-story building. Once crews made their way inside the 500 square-foot apartment, the blaze was extinguished in a few minutes.

Two people who live in the apartment told investigators the flames started as a cooking fire that got out of control.

The residents were forced to relocate. Damage from the fire was estimated at $5,000.


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