News Release

Garage Fire Displaces Four Henderson Residents

October 24, 2017
Henderson, Nev. – A fire that started in the garage of a Henderson house yesterday morning displaced four adults and caused $145,000 in damage.

The Henderson Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 400 block of Box Elder Way, near Pacific Avenue and Van Wagenen Street, at about 9:40 a.m. on Oct. 23.

The first arriving engine crew observed smoke and flames coming from the garage and roof gables of a one-story single-family residence. Firefighters initiated a defensive attack from the exterior to bring the fire under control then switched to an offensive attack, entering the home to extinguish the fire.

An adult male resident walked out of the home after firefighters arrived and was transported to University Medical Center with burn injuries. Firefighters rescued and resuscitated two cats they located in the house while fighting the fire. There were no other injuries.

Four engine companies, one truck crew, three rescue units and an air resource apparatus responded to the fire. A City of Henderson senior fire investigator, Henderson Police, NV Energy and Southwest Gas Corp. also responded to help secure the property.

Four adults and two cats were displaced by the fire.

The fire started in the garage and the cause was undetermined. The total estimated loss is $145,000.
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