LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A mother and son died after suffering burns and smoke inhalation following a house fire in the west Las Vegas Valley.
About 8:19 a.m., Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to reports of light smoke emitting from a large two-story home at 1930 Fox Canyon Circle, the fire department reported.
Firefighters discovered an adult female and small child upstairs inside a smoke-filled room. They were transported to the hospital via ambulance and died at the hospital.
Another relative, believed to have been the uncle attempting to fight the fire, was also transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to a release.
The fire was reportedly extinguished about 9:20 a.m., the department said, and was confined to one bedroom. The home had smoke alarms, but due to the age of the residence, the house was not equipped with a sprinkler system, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
LVFR estimated $25,000 in damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
There have now been three fire fatalities within the city of Las Vegas in 2019. According to a release, this is the second day in a row where a person was critically injured in a city fire. On Oct. 7, a man was rescued from a vacant office building fire on East Sahara.