A Las Vegas woman was able to escape her burning mobile home without injury
early Friday morning. Fire Investigators have ruled the fire accidental. The
American Red Cross is assisting the only occupant of the trailer with
temporary housing and belongings.
Las Vegas Firefighters were called to the SUNRISE OAKS MOBILE HOME PARK at
1200 North Lamb Blvd. (Owens & Lamb) at 12:51AM, Friday morning. On arrival
they found heavy flames coming out the windows of a single-wide wood frame
mobile home. They were met by a woman who told them that she was the only
occupant of the unit.
Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in less than ten
minutes and damage was confined to the one trailer. Most of the mid section
of the trailer was destroyed by the fire, bedrooms on either end of the mobile
home suffered smoke damage. Damage was estimated at $65,000.
Fire Investigators have ruled the fire accidental. They believe it started
in a sofa in the living room, the result of careless smoking. The woman who
lives in the trailer told Fire Investigators she was sleeping and woke to the
sound of her dog barking. She got up to investigate and then the smoke
detector activated. She found the inside of the trailer full of smoke, her
and the dog were able to escape unharmed.
The American Red Cross is assisting the woman in locating temporary housing
There were no injuries in connection with the incident.
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