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LVFAR: 2-alarm fire destroys vacant wedding chapel, causes estimated $1 million in damages

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Fire & Rescue (LVFAR) says a two-alarm fire destroyed a vacant wedding chapel and caused an estimated $1 million in damages Tuesday night. The building was located near the STRAT on South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities say several 911 calls were received reporting thick smoke coming from a "large white building" at 1431 South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Some reports also indicated someone may have been inside the building, according to LVFAR. Ultimately, there were no injuries reported.

Arriving crews observed thick smoke coming from the one-story building. Authorities say the structure was boarded up and appeared secured.

At least 30 units and 70 personnel battled the fire at its most intense point. Responding fire crews came from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County.

LVFAR says South Las Vegas Boulevard is expected to remain closed overnight as personnel remain on scene.

Fire investigators will examine the damage tomorrow and work to find a cause.

There are reports the building used to be a Bob's Big Boy restaurant in the 60s and had been vacant since 2018.

@LasVegasFD 2-Alarm fire now #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/A93zWCWv4D

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 13, 2021

F3H TOC: 5:24PM 1431 S Las Vegas Blvd vacant 1-sto wedding chapel, heavy smoke showing on arrival, bldg locked up, possible victim inside, defensive operations, crews setting up & attacking, LV Blvd will be closed in both directions, this is where 4th St intersects. #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/EYLnQXXyKT

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) January 13, 2021

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