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'Trying To Keep It Together' After Six Die In Las Vegas Apartment Fire


Associated Press

Investigators exit the Alpine Motel, where six residents died in a fire.

As investigators combed through the aftermath of a Las Vegas apartment fire that left six dead, survivors struggled to get on with their lives.

A fire in one unit of the downtown Alpine Motel early Saturday sent dense smoke throughout the 50-year-old building, leaving six dead and injuring more than a dozen. It also displaced more than 20 families.

One of the residents told State of Nevada that he has been “trying to keep it together” since the fire.

“We’re trying to figure out what our next step is, where we’re going to live,” said Charles Couch, who had lived in the apartments since the spring.

Officials said a stove being used to heat an apartment likely caused the blaze. The Red Cross and the Downtown Vegas Alliance joined government agencies in assisting survivors.


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