Mobile home catches fire on Tropicana, two people injured
The Clark County and Las Vegas Fire Departments were called to a fire Saturday afternoon.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County and Las Vegas Fire Departments were called to a fire Saturday afternoon.
It happened around 4:15 p.m. at West Valley Mobile Home Park on West Tropicana Avenue.
When firefighters arrived, they found a double-wide mobile home with smoke coming from the side and rear of the structure.
A neighbor trying to assist getting everyone out of the home, exited through the window at the front of the structure, injuring himself severely. He was transported to UMC Trauma. Another person was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The fire was knocked down within five minutes, but while checking for extension, fire was found in the attic.
The owner stated the fire started on the patio, and due to high winds the fire extended into the structure and then into the attic.
The American Red Cross was called in to assist the family displaced.
Damage was estimated at $10,000 while the cause is still being investigated.