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Flames from 3-alarm fire near Tropicana and Fort Apache seen from 215 highway

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Clark County Fire and Rescue are working a 3-alarm fire near Fort Apache and Tropicana. The video seen above was Tweeted to 8 News Now courtesy the @DennFam on Twitter.

At this time, it is not clear what caused the massive flames, but viewers reached out to Channel 8 on social media telling us it was an apartment building that was under construction that caught fire. While another person said a car exploded. 8 News Now is still waiting to receive information from CCFD.

A photo sent into the 8 News NOW newsroom shows flames so high they could be seen from the 215 highway.

Multiple units and firefighters have been called to the scene. Below is a slideshow of some of the firefighters on scene battling the blaze.

  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: @EEmely1002 on Twitter
  • Photo Courtesy: Christal Patterson
  • Photo Courtesy: @EEmely1002 on Twitter

Angela Winbush, whose Twitter handle is @AngelaWinbush7, also tweeted us video. She could see the flames from her apartment complex which was across the way.

The flames could also bee seen from a gas station and restaurant in the area, and from some areas across town. The photos below were tweeted to 8 News NOW by a woman whose Twitter handle is @EEmely1002.

This video was sent to 8 News NOW via Twitter courtesy Kyle Marsh, whose handle is @kmarsh10 on Twitter.

Nearby residents had to be evacuated. Fire evacuees are being sent to Lawrence Middle School.

No other information was released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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