Las Vegas Firefighter Struck by Tool During Blaze


A Las Vegas firefighter was treated for minor injuries after being struck by a tool being used to battle a blaze that damaged a patio roof and attic of a home on the citys west side.

The fire started at just after 7 p.m. on Shawnee Avenue in the Charleston Heights neighborhood near Alta Drive and Jones Boulevard.

According to firefighters, the couple living at the house was having work done on the patio roof after it was damaged by recent winds. One of the workers was using a torch.

When the day finished, the couple and the workers both left the property, and neighbors reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the roof a short time later, firefighters said.

Two small dogs were rescued from the fire.

The firefighter who was injured was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

Damage from the fire was estimated at $80,000, investigators said.

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