Two Houses Damaged In Downtown Fire

Damage Estimated At Close To $200,000

Mitch Kelly
June 29, 2020 - 6:12 am
Downtown house fire scene from 6-28-20

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Two downtown houses were damaged by fire early Sunday morning. One house had extensive damage, the house next door had moderate damage. 

When firefighters arrived at the home on N. 23rd, heavy fire was showing from the front and left side of a one story house, and a car in the driveway was also fully involved. The fire extended to a tree in the backyard and the fire was spreading to the house next door.

As firefighters started to attack the fire, other firefighters rescued the occupant from the backyard. At the same time, firefighters alerted occupants in the  next door to evacuate. Four adults inside the one story house escaped without injury.

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to put all of the fire out.

The house where the fire started was gutted. Damage was estimated at $150,000. 

The house next door had mostly exterior and roof damage, estimated at $35,000. The four adults who live in the house are staying with friends.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire investigators say that fireworks cannot be ruled out. Neighbors said there were several fireworks in the neighborhood just prior to the fire.