Las Vegas, NV (September 6, 2022) – The Clark County Fire Department is conducting an investigation into a residential fire death in east Las Vegas the day after it occurred, Tuesday afternoon.
At 12:35 p.m., firefighters were called to a house on Yellowstone Avenue between East Lake Mead Boulevard and Mt. Hood Street. According to a news statement from CCFD, the first engine to arrive on the scene saw thick smoke and flames coming from the front of the house. Firefighters entered the building to battle the blaze and found a person in one of the front rooms. Authorities said they rescued the victim from the structure but that they succumbed to their injuries a short time later.
The structure was thoroughly searched, but no other casualties were located. Twenty minutes after their arrival, the fire was contained. Officials on Tuesday said they had brought in investigators to try to figure out what caused it. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, American Medical Response, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue all pitched in to help the Clark County Fire Department.
According to authorities, about 52 personnel responded, including eight engines, two trucks, three rescues, three chief officers, an air resource unit, and two investigators.
Our hearts go out to the victim’s loved ones at this difficult time.
Fires in Las Vegas Causing Injuries and Deaths
Since 2015, 16 individuals have lost their lives due to flames in the Las Vegas region. In 2018, 42.8 people were injured for every 1,000 residential structure fires in Nevada, according to statistics provided by the National Fire Statistics System. When compared to the national average of 25.3%, this percentage was much higher. Burns sustained in a fire may be very painful or even fatal, and people’s lives and possessions might be destroyed in the blaze. Fire safety laws are in place to protect citizens from harm in the event of a fire, and each region has its own set of rules.
Humans may be killed or severely injured by exposure to extreme environments like fire, caustic chemicals, or subfreezing temperatures. Also, skin grafts and other therapies for burn victims may be quite expensive and may leave them permanently disfigured. People in the path of natural disasters often suffer from financial deprivation, physical disease, and mental stress.
It is a tragedy for the victims’ loved ones when they do not recover from their injuries. As if mourning the loss of a loved one wasn’t enough, unexpected deaths often burden families with unexpected medical bills and burial expenses. If a fire, for example, causes injuries or the loss of a loved one, you may be entitled to launch a lawsuit against those responsible. Contact a Las Vegas personal injury attorney immediately if you were wounded in one of these awful incidents.
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