Nevada News

Friday, June 14, 2019

Four people displaced, two dogs dead after northwest Las Vegas fire

Two dogs are dead and four people are without a home after a house fire in northwest Las Vegas. This happened near Vegas and Durango drives shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters say no people were at home when the fire occurred but four dogs were. Two of the dogs died in the fire, the other two escaped. A neighbor tried to rescue the two trapped dogs, firefighters say. He was driven back due to the intense heat and injured his hand while trying to crawl over a block wall to escape. The neighbor was treated on the scene. The occupants, two adults and two teens, arrived home later in the evening. They are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13

Clark County fire stations receive mattresses from Walker Furniture

VIDEO: Walker Furniture is making monthly deliveries of new donated mattresses until all 30 Clark County firehouses in the Las Vegas Valley have received the bedding through “Project Firehouse: Rested & Ready.” On Wednesday, they delivered 6 new mattresses, foundations and protectors to Firehouse Station 33 on East Desert Inn Road. “Every delivery is special,” said Linda Alterwitz-Mizrahi, Walker Furniture co-owner, who attends every delivery. “It’s hard to imagine how much the firefighters appreciate having new mattresses considering the fire station serves as their home away from home; however, their excitement is apparent as they lineup to help unload the Walker truck.” This delivery will make 62 new mattresses being delivered to eight CCFD stations.
KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13

Las Vegas fire displaces multiple people, family blames squatters

A family says squatters staying next door are to blame for causing a fire that destroyed their home Thursday. “I said we gotta get out of here the house is on fire and its really bad this time," says David Butterbaugh. His family escaped with seconds to spare after their home caught fire near Stewart and Eastern around 1:30 in the afternoon. Through 100 degree temperatures, firefighters from multiple agencies battled the inferno as it spread across three homes and left multiple people displaced. “I’ve lost everything, I have no bed, nothing,” says Leah Vandenakker. The displaced family tells us squatters are to blame, saying the squatters were staying in an abandoned home next to theirs which caught fire. “I’m at the end of my rope with these people, and I know they don’t have no place to go and they drag all their junk up there,” says Butterbaugh. Butterbaugh says he’s called police over a dozen times in the past few months, complaining about the squatters and trying to get them out.
KTNV-TV Las Vegas Channel 13

Fire breaks out near Smithridge Drive in Reno

An investigation is underway after a fire broke out outside an apartment building near Smithridge Drive late Thursday night. Firefighters responded on scene just after 11:30 p.m. to find a bush on fire. Crews tell us the fire climbed up the building into the attic where the firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. No apartment units were damaged during the fire. However, there is some smoke damage as a result.
KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fire reported inside Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, no one injured

Crews from the Clark County Fire Department said the cause of a fire inside the Westgate Resort early Thursday morning was under investigation. According to fire officials, firefighters received several calls of a fire at 3000 Paradise Road about 12:57 a.m. CCFD sent five engines, a truck, two rescues and two battalion chiefs to the scene. When firefighters arrived, there was "nothing showing from a high rise hotel structure." Fire crews entered the hotel and employees informed crews the second floor laundry room was on fire, CCFD said. When firefighters reached the second floor, they found the fire "insulated smoldering" near a laundry chute. Crews extinguished the fire by 1:49 a.m. CCFD said no injuries were reported and damage costs have not been estimated yet.
KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas

Six pets die, three people displaced in Henderson house fire

Six house pets died and three adults were displaced following a house fire in Henderson on Thursday morning. About 1:15 a.m., the Henderson Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 1400 block of Lodgepole Drive, near Patrick Lane and North Stephanie Street, spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said. Crews believe the cause was electrical, she said. Two women and one man were displaced with no injuries. Five cats and one dog perished in the fire and another six pets survived, Richards said. Damages have not been estimated.
Las Vegas Review Journal - Metered Site

Carson City Fire Department called to Highway 50 Spooner for fully engulfed vehicle fire

Carson City Fire Department was called late Wednesday morning to a fully engulfed vehicle fire in the westbound lane of Highway 50 West on the valley side, around a mile past Golf Club Drive. The call came into dispatch at 11:23 a.m. regarding a vehicle fire. First responders arriving on scene reported that all occupants were out of the SUV and that the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. Traffic was diverted around the incident. There wasn't any spread to nearby vegetation and firefighters were able to get it under control within minutes of arriving. The incident was turned over to the Nevada Highway Patrol for investigation.
Carson City Now

Homeowner burning weeds causes SW Reno brush fire

The Reno Fire Department is reminding people not to burn weeds within city limits, as a homeowner burning weeds in southwest Reno Wednesday afternoon had the fire get away. Firefighters went to the home in the 2700 block of West Lakeridge Shores just before 5 p.m. The home was briefly threatened by the fire, though fire crews quickly knocked it down, the fire department said. The fire was less than an eighth of an acre. Burning within Reno city limits is illegal without a permit and burning was closed in the unincorporated area of Washoe County. Last Saturday there was another brush fire in the area of Webster and Sharon ways in which a quarter acre burned on a hillside. That fire was also caused by open burning.

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