Media Release

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993

 

Unattended Cooking Starts Guest House On Fire
One Firefighter Was Injured During Incident

 

Las Vegas firefighters responded to a reported RV motor home with fire extending to two homes at 1704 Poplar Ave. at 11:21 p.m. Monday. On arrival, firefighters found the motor home fully involved with fire extending to a main home on the property and a small guest house to the rear.

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. When the fire was completely out, it was found that the guest house was destroyed, the motor home was also destroyed and the main home had damage. Damage was estimated at $75,000.

Fire investigators determined the fire started in the guest home due to unattended cooking. There were no utilities connected to the guest house, candles were being used for lighting and a camping stove for cooking. The camping stove was being used and the occupant left to go to the store and did not shut it off. The fire on the stove spread to the house, then to the motor home and then the main occupied house on the property.

Six adults and four children are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross after being displaced by the fire.

One firefighter was injured when a nail went through their boot. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.

 

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