LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A two-alarm fire Thursday afternoon in the northeast Las Vegas Valley displaced four people and three pets in a nearby home, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.
Officials said the fire started around 1:30 p.m. June 13 at 2126 Stewart Avenue, near Eastern Avenue. LVFR spokesman Tim Szymanski said the fire started in a vacant, boarded up home that was fully engulfed in flame when firefighters arrived.
Neighbors later told officers they had seen squatters going in and out of the house frequently, Szymanski said.
Szymanski said three houses were damaged from the fire. The roof damage on a nearby house displaced two adults, two teens and three pets.
The third house had damage on the outside of the home and windows broken out from the flames, Szymanski said. The occupants decided to stay in the home.
Firefighters put out the fire thirty minutes after arriving at the scene. The cause of the fire is undetermined, Szymanski said.
No one was injured, but the family said they lost one cat in the fire.
In a GoFundMe, the family wrote, "Generations of my family grew up in this house. Starting a whole new life from zero, but we will make it work."