Fatal fire near Lake Mead, Belmont. (FOX5)

Fatal fire near Lake Mead, Belmont. (FOX5)

NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An elderly woman died in a house fire in North Las Vegas Thursday night.

North Las Vegas Fire Department said the fire happened around 7 p.m. Feb. 13 on the 3200 block of Orr Avenue, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street.

NLVFD said an electric space heater in the home caught the bedding on fire. A 74-year-old woman identified as Diane Scott-Miles died at the scene.

Family lived with the woman but weren't home at the time of the fire, NLVFD said.

NLVFD posted portable space heater safety reminders after the fire.

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