A northwest Las Vegas valley home was heavily damaged by fire early Thursday afternoon. The two people inside the house when the fire started were able to escape without injury. Four adults are displaced and receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.
Fire dispatchers received calls at 1:19 p.m. that a house at 8109 Yucca Springs Drive (Buffalo/Craig) in the Tucson Trails development was on fire. When firefighters arrived a few minutes later, heavy flames and smoke were showing from the inside of the large one story wood frame/stucco house.
It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. Fire was confined to two bedrooms, the hallway and some of the attic. The rest of the house had light to moderate smoke damage. Damage was estimated at $175,000.
Fire investigators determined that the fire started in one of the bedrooms of the house. The occupants told fire investigators that the smoke alarms activated and when they went to investigate, heavy smoke was coming from the room. They escaped without injury. Fire investigators found a space heater against one of the beds in the bedroom. The occupants told fire investigators they used the space heater and they kept it close to the bed. Investigators believe there was insufficient space between the mattress and the space heater and that could have started the fire.
There were no reported injuries.
Video of the house on LVFR Facebook