LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Two people have died and two people were taken to the hospital with burn injuries after a house caught fire late Thursday evening on the city’s northwest side.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Fire dispatchers received several calls at 11:53 p.m. that a house at 9200 block of Empire Rock Street, near Iron Mountain and U.S. 95, was on fire. Two people who made it out of the house told neighbors that two elderly people were still inside the burning home.
When firefighters arrived at the one-story wood frame house of approximately 3,700 square feet, the house was covered with very dense smoke making visibility difficult. A short time later flames broke through the roof and a second alarm was dispatched to prevent the fire from spreading to a neighboring home.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down within an hour, the fire was declared under control at 1:30 a.m.
Two people were taken to the hospital with burns and smoke inhalation. Indications from neighbors are they are the people who live in the house. Both are elderly.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The house sustained extensive damage and the house next door had very minor heat damage to the exterior.
There were no injuries reported to first responders.