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Firefighters called to large fire apartment on Tropicana

Firefighters called to large fire apartment on Tropicana

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 30, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County Fire Department was called to the scene of a two-alarm fire Sunday evening.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sonoma Hills Apartment complex at 5100 East Tropicana Avenue, near South Nellis Boulevard.

When crews arrived, smoke and flames were showing from the balcony of a second floor apartment. Firefighters evacuated the eight-unit building.

Two families were displaced and two units were destroyed.

Damage is estimated at $150,000.

One occupant sustained minor injuries but wasn't taken to the hospital.

CCFD investigators determined the cause of the fire was smoking materials (cigarette ashes) being discarded improperly on the patio.