Neighbors pull resident from burning apartment building

LAS VEGAS - Neighbors jumped into action on Sunday to save a resident inside a burning apartment building during a two-alarm fire.

The fire began around 1:00 p.m. at the Hesperian Falls Apartments located near Desert Inn Road and Twain Avenue.

Medical responders transported two people to the hospital with minor injuries. 
One of those people were pulled out of an apartment by two neighbors, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

Firefighters said the neighbors were amazing and acted very brave.

The fire impacted two units and impacted another six because the power was shut off. The Red Cross is assisting 12 adults and 8 children.

The fire started on the first floor and quickly spread to the second floor, firefighters said.

"There was smoke going off. The first unit was in flames and the second unit and they were having a hard time getting the fire out, it took them a while,” said Caesar Sanchez, a resident at the complex.

Firefighters said they’ve responded to several minor fires at the apartment complex over the past few months.

The cause is still under investigation. 

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