LAS VEGAS FIRE & RESCUE
DATE/TIME: 022699/2300PST
RELEASE: 99-35

HOUSE FIRE SENDS MAN TO UMC SUFFERING FROM SMOKE INHALATION


A fire in a Northwest Las Vegas home late Friday afternoon, sent one man to
University Medical Center suffering from chest pains and smoke inhalation.
The fire was confined to a bedroom and hallway of the house. The cause of the
fire is under investigation. A dog was rescued by firefighters and revived
after it was found in the house. It is expected to fully recover.
Las Vegas Firefighters were called to 129 DEEBROOK LANE (Torrey Pines & US95)
at 3:25PM, Friday afternoon. They found smoke coming from the inside of
1-story wood frame/stucco home and two men using a garden hose to fight the
flames inside the house. One man was a neighbor, the other was JOHN NICHOLLS,
32 of North Las Vegas. He was visiting his motherís home and was home alone
when the fire started in a rear bedroom. He was complaining of chest pains
and smoke inhalation and was taken to UMC for observation. Medical personnel
expected him to stay overnight for observation.
Damage was confined to the bedroom and the hallway. The rest of the house
had minor smoke damage. Damage was estimated at $20,000. The cause of the
fire is under investigation.
A dog was rescued by firefighters after they entered the home. They used
oxygen to revive the dog. They expect it may fully recover. It was taken to
a local animal hospital by Animal Control.