- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead after a fire on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Clark County Fire Department says the Wednesday-night blaze at a cinderblock housing unit was extinguished before they arrived. Crews entered the unit they found one person in critical condition.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Firefighters say a maintenance worker had discovered the fire put a hose through the window to extinguish it before crews arrived.

The deceased man’s name was not immediately released.

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