Media Release

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993

 

Fire Damages Summerlin Home
No One Was Home When Fire Started

 

A fire damaged a home in the Pueblo development of Summerlin late Saturday evening.  No one was home when the fire occurred.  One pet dog died in the fire.  There were no reported injuries.

Fire dispatchers received a call from one of the occupants of the home at 7:49 p.m. after they came home and found smoke in the garage.  They immediately called 9-1-1 for help.

Firefighters arrived a few minutes later at 1816 Glory Creek Drive (Vegas/Buffalo) and found smoke coming from the rear and garage of a two-story wood frame/stucco house.  They entered the home and found the fire was in the kitchen.  They were able to put the fire out in a few minutes.

While searching the house for occupants, they found a dog that was unresponsive inside the house.  Firefighters performed CPR on the dog but were unable to revive it.  There was no one else in the house.

Fire investigators determined that the fire started on a kitchen cabinet, which had a few electrical items on it, but they were unable to pinpoint exactly where the fire started.  The occupants told fire investigators that they left the house just an hour earlier and everything was fine. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but appears accidental in nature.

The fire damaged the kitchen and caused smoke and heat damage elsewhere in the house.  Damage was estimated at $60,000.

Five people live in the house and are displaced because of the fire.

END ## LVFR/PEIO-TRS

E44,107,42,43, T7, R44, HR44, EMS1, AR53, B4,10, 6i3, 6i8, 6i9
Incident: 3305979

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