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NLV firefighters bring Christmas to kids, families

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

A North Las Vegas family received a special surprise on Monday morning. Christmas arrived a day early thanks to some generous firefighters.

A fire truck parked outside your home is typically a frightening sight, but for a home near Losee and Alexander roads, it was a Christmas miracle.

Armed with toys, bikes, gift cards and much more, Santa Claus joined firefighters from North Las Vegas Station 52 in surprising the Mahew family.

"That pure joy and excitement is something you can't really explain in words," Santa told FOX5.

It's something the fire department does every year, an effort to brighten the holiday for as many families as possible. This year, 97 families with a total of 400 children experienced a Christmas they otherwise would have gone without.

"Who can actually say they had the fire department pull up to their door with lights and sirens and Santa and bring all kinds of toys and make their days a little brighter?" said Cedric Williams with the North Las Vegas Fire Department.

The firefighters volunteered their time, and toys were donated by the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation as well as generous people throughout the valley.

"It's just something we enjoy doing. I think we get more pleasure out of it than the children do," Williams said.

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