North Las Vegas Fire Department trucks at the scene of a duplex fire on Glider Street on Tuesday, March 4. (Roger Bryner/FOX5)
A duplex on Glider Street in North Las Vegas burns on Tuesday, March 4. (Source: FOX5 Report It)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -
North Las Vegas and Las Vegas firefighters on Tuesday battled a duplex fire that caused substantial damage.
North Las Vegas Fire Capt. Cedric Williams said the fire, on Glider Street near East Lake Mead Boulevard and North Fifth Street, damaged power lines and extended to the patio area of the duplex.
Crews arrived to find the single-story duplex apartment filled with smoke and flames that reached the street.
The duplex's residents were able to evacuate without injury.
Firefighters contained the fire to the duplex, saving nearby structures. The main fire was extinguished in about 11 minutes, but it took firefighters approximately 90 minutes to completely contain the blaze.
One apartment in the duplex is a total loss while the second received smoke damage. Total damage is estimated at $100,000.
Investigators said the fire was sparked by a vehicle in a carport and that flames extended to the duplex.
The American Red Cross is assisting three adults and six children who were affected by the fire.
Stay with FOX5 for updates on this developing story.
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