Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Smoke detector helps Henderson woman escape home fire

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/21/2013 10:12 am
HENDERSON (KSNV MyNews3) – A smoke detector awakened a woman and enabled her to activate a 911 system and escape her home this morning in the area of Pecos Road and Wigwam.

According to a news release from the City of Henderson Fire Department, firefighters responded to the call at 1:40 a.m. The first Henderson Fire Department unit arrived to find a fire in a wall of the attached garage of a two-story residence.

The fire crews initiated an offensive attack by entering the garage, opening the wall and quickly locating the fire and extinguishing the flames.

One person and two dogs were displaced from their home; they were assisted by the Red Cross.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire. A Henderson building inspector was called to the scene to assist the Fire Department. Nevada Energy and Southwest gas were also called to the scene to secure the utilities to the home.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.


Popular Right Now:
Las Vegas a new frontier for porn industry 

Updated: 10/29/2014 9:57:09 PM

Developers say work to begin on Strip arena

Updated: 10/29/2014 7:33:00 PM

Jackie Robinson (John Locher/AP Photo)
Lava won't chase out some people

Updated: 10/30/2014 5:40:02 AM

PAHOA, HAWAII - OCTOBER 26:  In this handout provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), A portion of the front of the June 27th lava flow burns through thick vegetation and a fence on October 26, 2014 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Scientists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted ground and air observations of the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano and determined that it was 510 meters (560 yards) upslope from Pa-hoa Village Road and the flow width was about 50 meters (55 yards) at the leading edge. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island where close to a thousand people live.  (Photo by USGS via Getty Images) (Handout, 2014 USGS)

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.