Officials said a homeless woman used a carport at a vacant home for shelter. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A Las Vegas Metro police officer pulled a woman away from an outdoor fire that spread to a vacant home, authorities said.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reported the fire just after 4 a.m. Thursday in the area of Adams Avenue and F Street, northwest of downtown.
According to LVFR, the officer, who was patrolling the area, noticed flames from a warming fire being fanned against the wall of a home by wind gust. The officers also noticed a woman who was under blankets and appeared to be intoxicated next to the fire, LVFR said.
The officer pulled the woman away from near the flames, which had spread to the home.
Authorities said the officer tried to use a fire extinguisher to stop the blaze.
Firefighters were then called to the scene and brought the blaze under control.
LVFR said the home appeared to be vacant, with damage contained to the attic and carport area of the residence.
Officials also said the woman, who is homeless, was using the carport as a shelter and a small fire for warmth.
Damage was estimated at $40,000, LVFR reported
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