Firefighters said a large Summerlin home was damaged extensively in a fire on Tuesday afternoon. (Tim Szymanski/Las Vegas Fire and Rescue)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said a house in the Tournament Hills development in Summerlin was damaged extensively in a fire on Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters received a call at 4:35 p.m. reporting smoke coming from the house, located on Champion Hills Lane near Rampart Boulevard and Vegas Drive.
When firefighters arrived, they found the house full of smoke. Part of the second floor collapsed into the kitchen, and firefighters were forced to evacuate. From then on, they fought the fire from the outside.
When fire broke through the roof of the house, a second alarm was called. Some of the attic contents fell onto the second floor. Firefighters got the fire under control, but as of Tuesday evening the house is still too dangerous for them to enter.
No one was home when the fire broke out, and there were no injuries reported.
An investigation into what caused the blaze will begin on Wednesday. A total of 70 firefighters battled the blaze.
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