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Henderson Fire Department Responds to Condominium Fire

January 15, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT DOUG KOOPMAN, Battalion Chief, (702) 575-3011

Henderson, Nev. – At 8:25 p.m. on January 15, 2013, the city of Henderson Fire Department responded to a reported fire at a condominium in the area of Highview Drive and Green Valley Parkway. The reporting party reported smoke coming down from the ceiling.

The first Henderson Fire Department unit arrived to find smoke filling a two-story condominium and declared a working fire. The fire crews initiated an offensive attack quickly locating a fire in the attic of the occupancy. The ceiling was pulled and a ventilation hole cut in the roof. The fire was extinguished in approximately 10 minutes with no extension into the other occupancies. Due to the extent of the fire damage, two adults and one child were displaced.

The Henderson Fire Department fire investigator determined the fire to be electrical in nature. Henderson fire investigator, Southwest Gas, Nevada Energy and a city of Henderson building inspector were called in to assist with securing the scene. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Total damage is estimated at $30,000.

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