A fire in a West Las Vegas home caused moderate damage Wednesday morning. No
one was home when the fire started. The American Red Cross is assisting 2
people who live in the house with temporary housing.
Las Vegas Firefighters were called to 1216 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE (near MLK &
Washington) at 9:59AM. When they arrived on the scene, they found smoke
coming from a 1-story wood frame/stucco home. No one was home when the
firefighters arrived and found the house locked up. They had to force entry
into the home and found a fire in the hallway of the housing leading to three
bedrooms. They were able to quickly put the fire out. The fire caused damage
to the hallway and three bedrooms of the house. The rest of the house had
smoke damage. Damage is estimated at $20,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The owner of the home was at
work when the fire started and her 12 year old daughter was in school. They
told Fire Investigators they did not have an idea of how the fire started.
The American Red Cross is assisting the two with temporary housing. There
were no injuries.
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