Man Injured In Fire Last Week Dies From Injuries

Cause Of The Fire Is Still Under Investigation

Mitch Kelly
October 15, 2019 - 7:18 am

Las Vegas Fire And Rescue


LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A man that was rescued by a passer-by from a burning building on Sahara and 6th Street last week has died from his injuries.

The fire started in a vacant, boarded-up office building.  A man and his wife driving past the block noticed the smoke coming from the building. They decided to investigate where the smoke was coming from and found the building on fire. A man was standing on the roof of the one-story building, which had flames coming out the windows on one end of the building.

One passer-by got out and asked if he could help him down. The man on roof replied he could get down, but there was still another person inside that could not get out.

The passer-by kicked in one of the doors and found the man lying on the floor. He went inside and dragged the man out just as firefighters were arriving on the scene. He yelled for firefighters to help him. The injured man was immediately taken to the Burn Unit at University Medical Center in critical condition, with burns over most of his body. The passer-by was not injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It appears a number of people were staying in the vacant building.