Two Dead In West-Side House Fire

Police Investigating As Possible Murder-Suicide

Mitch Kelly
September 03, 2020 - 5:04 am
Scene of a fatal house fire on 9-3-20

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue


LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A fatal house fire on the valley's west side is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

Las Vegas Fire And Rescue got the call around 9pm last night after flames were seen at a home near Vegas Drive and Decatur.

Two teams of firefighters entered the house, one to attack the fire and the other to search for any victims. The attack team found a pickup truck on fire in the garage. The fire was quickly extinguished. At the same time the search team was searching the house which was filled with dark smoke almost to the floor. As they searched they found two victims in a rear room which appeared to be a bedroom. Both had gunshot wounds.

After it was determined the victims were deceased, they were left in place for investigators.

In the city of Las Vegas, anytime a deceased person is found during a fire, the investigation is conducted by three agencies: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Arson Investigators, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations and the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Currently the incident is under investigation by the three agencies.

No damage estimate was determined, that will be done once the investigation is complete.

There were no injuries of first responders during the incident.