Homicide detectives investigate deadly fire

LAS VEGAS - One person is dead and four others are injured, three critically, following a fire at a home near Charleston and Lamb boulevards. 

Clark County firefighters and Metro Police are investigating the fire and what may have led to it. The fire started around 12:20 p.m. at a home on Sherrill Avenue. 

One person was found dead by the home's back door. Another person who was burned and bleeding was walking down the street.

"We pulled up in front of the house and found two more victims on the front lawn with severe burns," said Tim Szymanski, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. "The smoke was so thick when they first got there, they couldn't see. When we had multiple victims on the ground,  the captain really didn't know what was going on, and he was a little apprehensive, so he called for Metro. He said to send several units, and that's what they did."

Another person transported to the hospital was a Good Samaritan who suffered from smoke inhalation.

According to police, some of the victims had injuries that didn't relate to the fire and a crime scene investigation is underway.

Some neighbors say they are fearful following the fire.

"I went over there, and all the cops were there," one neighbor said. "I saw two girls getting carried out in the hospital beds. It's crazy. It all happened so quick too... There's a lot of houses around here, you know, and we all have trees, so they could all have been burned, and like the fire could have spread."

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the fire.


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