Heroic teen saves family from mobile home fire
A teenage boy is being credited with saving his mother, two younger siblings and the family dogs after a fire broke out in their mobile home this morning.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A teenage boy is being credited with saving his mother, two younger siblings and the family dogs after a fire broke out in their mobile home this morning.
Multiple calls were received at about 4:12 a.m. about the fire in a mobile home near North Nellis Boulevard and East Cheyenne Avenue.
Upon arrival, firefighters with Clark County Fire Department, North Las Vegas Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue discovered the double-wide mobile home was fully involved.
They were able to knock the fire down in about 10 minutes and prevent it from spreading to adjacent homes.
All the occupants were able to escape after a teenage boy was alerted by the smell of smoke and broke a window to assist his mother, younger siblings and dogs to safety.
The teenager, Draven Avila, received minor cuts from breaking the window.
No one else was injured by the fire but the family's parakeets and a parrot did not survive.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Damage is estimated at $30,000.
The American Red Cross is assisting the three adults and three children that were displaced by the fire.
A family member has set up a relief fund for the Avila family through Bank of America:
Avila Fire Relief Fund at Bank of America: Account # 501015632195