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Woman treated for smoke inhalation after Las Vegas house fire

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A woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation after a house fire in the northwest part of the Valley on Monday. 

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 2:50 p.m. in the 9400 block of Milkweed Canyon Avenue, near Sky Canyon Park Drive and U.S. 95. 

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, arriving crews said smoke and small flames were visible from an upstairs window of the home. Firefighters entered the house which was filled with smoke, went to the second floor and found the fire in a bedroom. The blaze was out in less than five minutes. 

A woman who lives in the home told fire investigators when she arrived she heard the smoke alarms and thought it was her neighbor's house. When she entered the home, she saw the smoke inside, which appeared to be coming from the second floor. She tried to go up to the second floor but turned back because the smoke was thick. She left the home and was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of possible smoke inhalation.

The fire caused damage to a portion of the bedroom, the department said. The rest of the home received minor to moderate damage from the smoke. 

Damage was estimated at $10,000. 

Fire investigators said the fire started in the bedroom. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, there were candles in the area that the fire started in. 

The American Red Cross is assisting three adults that lived in the home. 

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