A mobile home was destroyed in a fire near Cheyenne Avenue and Nellis Boulevard on April 30, 2013.(Eric Youngman/FOX5)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -
A 16-year-old who was awoken by the smell of smoke was able to help his family escape a fire that destroyed their mobile home in northeast Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Clark County Fire Department said its crews, along with firefighters from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, responded to the blaze just before 4:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of N. Nellis Boulevard, near Cheyenne Avenue.
Fire officials said crews were able to knock down the blaze about 10 minutes after first arriving, preventing it from spreading to neighboring homes.
The mobile home was considered a total loss, with damage estimated at $30,000, CCFD reported.
Three adults and three juveniles were driven out of the home by the fire, according to CCFD.
A 16-year-old family member helped them escape the flames safely.
"The first thing that popped into my head was my brothers," 16-year-old Draven Avila said about escaping the blaze.
Avila said he ran outside the home, punched a back window and helped pull his two brothers out. Family members said one of the boys is autistic.
One of the occupants of the home was treated at the scene with minor injuries, officials said.
The boys' mother and three family dogs were also able to escape from the home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Avila's family have set up a fire relief fund after losing the mobile home and everything in it.
You can make a donation at Bank of America locations under the Avila Fire Relief Fund, account No. 501015632195.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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