Man hospitalized after the fire in downtown Las Vegas

A man was hospitalized with second degree burns to his legs after a fire in downtown Las Vegas Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the Juhl apartment complex at 353 E. Bonneville Ave. at around 7:42 am in response to reports of light smoke coming from a unit on the second floor, the Las Vegas Fire Department said in a statement. When they got there, they found smoldering garbage and extinguished it with a fire extinguisher.

The man living in the apartment was treated by paramedics before being taken to a local hospital, the department said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, but investigators are investigating “the possibility of careless smoking”, according to a press release.

The Clark County firefighters also responded to the call, resulting in “minimal damage” according to the press release.

Contact Alexis Ford at [email protected] or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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