Woman dead, 4 injured in apartment fire

NORTH LAS VEGAS - A woman is dead and two other people, a young girl and man, suffered critical burns and smoke inhalation in an apartment fire in the early morning hours of Thursday.

Two teen girls were able to escape the burning apartment through a broken window at the back of the apartment.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to the deadly fire near Lake Mead and H Street around 12:45 a.m.

When they arrived at the apartment, they found a badly burned man lying on the ground in front of the unit.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, the front door was locked causing firefighters to force open the door. Once inside, they found the woman deceased lying on the floor in the living room and a little girl on the floor in the hallway.

All four were transported to University Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation.

Five people in the neighboring apartment were displace by the fire due to power issues. The American Red Cross is assisting both families.

It's believed the fire started in the living room. The cause is under investigation. There was no smoke alarms in the apartment.

Damage is estimated at $35,000.


 


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