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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993

 

Bathroom Fan Fire Damages Northwest Home
Family of Five Are Displaced By Fire

 

A northwest Las Vegas home was damaged by a fire that started in the exhaust fan of an upstairs bathroom. The four people that were home at the time of the fire escaped without injury. The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and three children that live in the home.

Occupants of the home called 9-1-1 at 12:42 p.m. and advised that there was a fire in an upstairs bathroom at 6644 Silverstream Ave. (US 95/Rainbow.) When firefighters arrived, smoke was showing from the two-story wood frame/stucco house. Firefighters entered the home and found the fire in the ceiling of the bathroom. They had the fire out in a few minutes.

Fire damage was confined to the bathroom. Heat and smoke damage was confined to the upstairs and attic area of the home. Damage was estimated at $50,000.

Fire investigators ruled the fire accidental; starting in the fan. It appeared to be electrical in nature.

END ## LVFR./PEIO-TRS

E44,6,43,42, T6, R6, HR44, EMS1, AR1, B4,10, PIO1, 6i4, 6i10, 6i12
Incident: 3043318

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