Two people perished in a mobile home fire on Christmas morning. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)
The fire started in the master bedroom. (Clark County Fire Department)
The bodies of the victims were located in the master bedroom. (Clark County Fire Department)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Two people died in a mobile home fire early on Christmas morning, according to Clark County Fire.
The blaze broke out at a home in the Miracle Mile mobile home park on Boulder Highway near Sahara Avenue before 7 a.m.
Three neighbors attempted to get into the home with a shovel and a hammer, but had no luck.
"(We) tried to open it but just couldn't. Something was blocking (the door) - maybe furniture," neighbor Manny Stelmach said.
Firefighters knocked the fire down by 7:20 a.m. Investigators said the mobile home is roughly 40 years old and that the fire started in the master bedroom. The bodies of the victims, two adults believed to be a male and a female, were located in that bedroom.
"Mobile homes are not built as structurally sound as wooden-frame homes - almost like tin cans. If they catch fire, it can be very dangerous," said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The identities of the victims will be released in the coming days.
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