Las Vegas firefighters rescue 4 people from house fire

January 30, 2020 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters in Nevada have confirmed two people were injured in a house fire in central Las Vegas.

The fire was reported Thursday west of The Strip near West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

Four people were trapped inside the house and needed rescue from the one-story home, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue officials said.

Each of the four people were examined at the scene with two refusing treatment and two being taken to University Medical Center for smoke inhalation, firefighters said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The house was vacant with squatters inside, authorities said.