9 adults killed in early morning fire in Las Vegas’ central valley
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9 adults killed in early morning fire in Las Vegas’ central valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nine people were displaced by an early morning fire in the Central Valley of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

On Monday, July 8, at approximately 4:50 a.m., CCFD firefighters responded to a home in the 1900 block of Westwind Drive after receiving a report of a structure fire.


Fire crews arrived within six minutes of the initial call to find an “advanced” fire in the back of the house, which was spreading to the rest of the house. Crews called for backup and began using hoses to extinguish the fire.

The American Red Cross of Southern Nevada reported that the fire spread to two adjacent homes in the 5600 block of El Parque Avenue.

9 adults killed in early morning fire in Las Vegas’ central valley

CCFD said the fire likely started outside the residence and then spread into the home. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

According to CCFD, one bystander was treated for a medical incident but did not require hospitalization. No other injuries were reported.

Nine adults were displaced, the CCFD said. The Red Cross said at least 10 people were displaced, and seven residents who were affected were receiving assistance from the Red Cross. The Red Cross said one resident refused assistance and two others were out of town.

The Red Cross assisted residents by providing them with access to basic necessities such as clothing and food, replacement prescription medications, and a safe place to sleep.

CCFD said 12 fire engines, two trucks, three rescue units, three battalion chiefs and several support resources, including 68 personnel, were used in the incident. CCFD was assisted by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.