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July 22, 2014

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Family escapes house fire after teen’s quick actions

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A quick-thinking teen helped his family to safety Tuesday after an early morning fire struck their home in the northeast valley.

Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen said four occupants of the mobile home were able to escape the fire after a teenage son smelled smoke, broke a window and helped his mother, two younger siblings and the family dogs to safety.

One of the children was treated for minor injuries to a minor.

Klassen said shortly after 4 a.m., emergency dispatchers received multiple reports of heavy smoke and flames at the Carefree County manufactured housing community in the 3300 block of North Nellis Boulevard, near East Cheyenne Avenue. Clark County and North Las Vegas firefighters responded and within 15 minutes had brought the fire in a mobile home under control. An adjacent mobile home was damaged.

Damage was estimated at $30,000, and the cause remains under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting three adults and three children displaced by the fire.

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