9 hurt, 34 displaced in apartment fire in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nine people are hurt, including six who were sent to a hospital, after a two-alarm fire at a Las Vegas apartment complex overnight.

Las Vegas fire spokesman Tim Szymanski says six people were injured when they jumped from upstairs windows after the fire broke out a little after 2 a.m. at the complex just north of U.S. 95 east of downtown Las Vegas.

Three people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and released.

Szymanski says firefighters rescued a man, woman and child from one third-floor window after they were trapped in their apartment.

Residents told firefighters the blaze started in a kitchen. Twelve units are damaged by smoke and water and the American Red Cross is helping more than 34 people look for another place to live.

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