Crews called to house fire at Summerlin mansion
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue was called a house fire Tuesday afternoon.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Summerlin, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Fire & Rescue was called a house fire Tuesday afternoon.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. at a home on Champion Hills Lane on the TPC golf course in Summerlin.
When firefighters arrived, they had to force entry into the home because no one was home. They found the house full of smoke.
They made their way to the second floor and smoke was extremely thick and there was intense heat. They checked the ceiling and found there was fire in the attic.
A minute later, part of the second floor collapsed into the kitchen on the first floor. Firefighters then evacuated the house because conditions quickly deteriorated.
A short time later, fire broke through the roof of the house and a second alarm was dispatched.
30 pieces of equipment with 70 personnel responded to the fire.
No one was hurt and no one was displaced. The occupants were out of town and the person taking care of the house was on scene. There were no occupants or pets in the main house.
There is also a small apartment over a large garage behind the house where a person is staying, but that was not damaged.
Because of the intensity of the fire, investigators were not able to enter the building to begin an investigation. They hope conditions will be safe on Wednesday.
Firefighters remained on the scene through the night, putting out any remaining hot spots.
A damage estimate has not been released.