Media Release


Thursday, March 27, 2014
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993


Three Fires Keep Firefighters Busy Wednesday
No One Was Injured During Any Of The Incidents


Three separate fires kept Las Vegas firefighters busy Wednesday.  A total of four adults were displaced and there were no reported injuries.

Firefighters first responded to 1304 Euclid Avenue (Fremont/Charleston) at 10:28 a.m. after a Las Vegas fire inspector who was driving in the area saw smoke coming from the one-story, wood frame vacant house.  Firefighters arrived a few minutes later and found fire coming out of the rear and side of the house.  Firefighters doused the flames in just a few minutes.  Firefighters found the house vacant and unsecured; the back door to the house was open.  Fire investigators said that it appeared the house was being used by homeless people. A mattress and trash burned in the fire.  Neighbors told fire investigators that people were seen going in and out of the house all the time.  Damage was estimated at $25,000.

E4,14,8,201, T1, R204, B1, 6i3, 6i8, 6i9 612   Incident: 4081759

Firefighters also responded to 1644 D Street (at Owens) at 11:12 a.m. for smoke coming from a one-story brick house.  When firefighters arrived a few minutes later, smoke was coming out of the front door of the house.  Firefighters found the fire in the front room and had it out in a minute.  Damage was confined to the front room.  Neighbors told firefighters that homeless people were seen coming and going from the house.  It appeared that squatters were staying in the house.  The fire caused $5,000 in damage.

E1,201,106,3, T3, R1, EMS1, AR53, B1, PIO1     Incident: 4081806

At 3:04 p.m. fire dispatchers received a call that there was a fire in the laundry room of a condominium at 1346 Silver Stream Street (Vegas/Durango).  When firefighters arrived, they found the dryer on fire in an upstairs laundry room of the two-story, wood frame condo unit.  The room was still on fire and firefighters had the fire out in a minute.  Damage was confined to the laundry room, both the washer and dryer were destroyed and there was moderate smoke damage on the second floor.  Damage was estimated at $40,000.  Four adults live in the condo and received assistance from the American Red Cross.  The occupants said they put clothes in the dryer and after turning it on it started to smoke.  A minute later flames were seen. They left the condo unit and called 9-1-1.  Everyone escaped without injury.

E44,2,107,42, T7, R44, HR44, EMS1, AR1, B10,4, PIO1   Incident: 4082044


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