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Updated: 9/22/2012 2:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Three adults and two children suffered burns and other injuries in a fire caused by a deep fryer shortly before noon today in an area north of McCarran International Airport.

Clark County fire officials said two adults and two children were taken to the hospital with burn injuries. The children were in critical condition, one adult was in serious condition and another has less severe burns. A third adult was also taken the hospital with unknown injuries.

Two dogs perished in the fire.

Clark County Fire Department spokesman Dan Kulin said the fire started on an enclosed front porch when a deep fryer over an open flame was accidentally knocked over. The spilled oil then ignited. The fire spread into the house and attic. There were about a dozen family members and friends in the home at the time.

The fire at 5225 Reeder Court was reported at 11:12 a.m. and was extinguised at 11:29 a.m. 

The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire. Fire officials estimated the damage at $40,000.

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