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Cooking fire damages condo unit, displaces one woman

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Updated: 1/03 10:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (Las Vegas Sun) -- A woman’s home was destroyed after a cooking fire erupted inside her kitchen this evening.

The woman told fire officials that she had fallen asleep while cooking when heavy flames broke out about 6 p.m. in the Desert Garden Townhomes, 1720 W. Bonanza Road.

When firefighters arrived heavy flames were coming out the downstairs window of a two-story stucco condo building with 12 units. The fire was extending into the upstairs bedroom window when firefighters arrived. Firefighters entered the unit and brought the fire under control in about three minutes. 

Damage was estimated at $35,000. This is the first working fire in the city of Las Vegas this year. Cooking fires are the leading reason of fires in Las Vegas as well as the rest of the country. Unattended cooking is the main reason for cooking fires.

The American Red Cross is helping the displaced woman. She was not hurt.

-- Ana Ley / Las Vegas Sun contributed to this report

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