LAS VEGAS FIRE & RESCUE
DATE/TIME: 111400/0500PST
RELEASE: 00-148

EARLY MORNING FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME, SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

A man and a woman were taken to University Medical Center early Tuesday
morning suffering from smoke inhalations and cuts to their hands from broken
glass after crawling through a bedroom window to escape their burning mobile
home. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire completely
destroyed the trailer.
Firefighters responded to the DESERT MOBILE HOME PARK at 1500 N. LAMB
BLVD (Lamb&Owens) at 2:43AM. When firefighters arrived, they found a
singlewide mobile home fully involved with fire. They were also told that
the occupants, a 65-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, who were just
recently married, were sitting inside a parked car after escaping the fully
involved trailer. They were later taken to UMC suffering from injuries
sustained during the fire. It took firefighters about ten minutes to put the
fire out. The fire completely destroyed the trailer and its contents. Two
pet cats also died in the inferno.
The couple told Paramedics that the woman got up to go to the bathroom
and smelled smoke. When she went to investigate, she found the front portion
of the trailer full of flames, which also blocked the front exit. The couple
broke out a rear window and crawled out. An American Red Cross volunteer was
driving by at the time and took the couple into their car until Paramedics
arrived on the scene. The were later taken to the hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire Investigators were
planning to go to the hospital and talk to the couple to see if they knew
what caused the fire. The trailer was equipped with a smoke alarm, but it
did not work. END ## LVFD/PIO-TRS