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Murano Condos Goes up in Smoke

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A condominium complex still under construction went up in flames Thursday evening. Construction on the Murano Condo Complex located at Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch began in April 2006, but has now been reduced to a pile of debris.

Fire crews were able to get the fire contained before it damaged any nearby homes, however there was some damage sustained by the neighboring CVS Pharmacy.

Hundreds of people line Maryland Parkway near Roger Gehring Elementary School on Thursday to watch a fire tear through the Murano condominiums construction site on Silverado Ranch Boulevard. The flames reached more than five stories into the sky and could be seen as far away as McCarran International Airport. The thick plumes of black smoke could be seen around the valley.

The first call for firefighters was at 6:11 p.m. One firefighter suffered burns on his arm during the initial offensive attack. He was rushed to the burn center at University Medical Center, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

But the property damage was immense. Three alarms were called, and more than 60 firefighters from Clark County and Henderson fought the flames.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting Clark County fire investigators in trying to determine the cause of the fire, which could take weeks.

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