Seven Escape Las Vegas House Fire

A nine-year-old girl woke to the smell of smoke just as the smoke alarms activated in the house.


The American Red Cross is assisting a family after their home caught fire early Saturday morning. No one was injured during the incident.

Firefighters responded to 7516 Bowles Drive at 2:20 a.m. Saturday. On arrival the garage of a two story wood frame/stucco house was fully involved and a car parked in the driveway of the house was also on fire. Firefighters were told by occupants when they arrived that everyone was out of the house.

It took firefighters about ten minutes to douse the blaze which was confined to the garage and the auto outside. The interior of the house had a very light smoke odor to it and there was flame damage around the garage door from the interior of the living area of the house to the garage. Damage was estimated $50,000. The car parked in the driveway was also destroyed by the fire.

The occupants told fire investigators that five adults and two young children were asleep in the house. A nine-year-old girl woke to the smell of smoke just as the smoke alarms activated in the house. She alerted the other family members that were sleeping on both the first and second floors of the house of the fire. The five adults, one child and one infant escaped through the front door without injury.

The cause of the fire is undetermined. Careless smoking could not be ruled out. All of the adults that live in the house are smokers. They told investigators that they did not smoke inside the house, but in the garage. The American Red Cross and the Las Vegas Fire Foundation were assisting the family.