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August 30, 2014

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Careless smoking blamed for fire that killed 2 dogs

Careless smoking led to a fire in North Las Vegas that killed two dogs, North Las Vegas fire officials said.

Units from the North Las Vegas, Clark County, and Las Vegas fire departments responded about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to the home at 2134 Crawford St., officials said. Firefighters could see smoke coming from the house and were able to extinguish the blaze within 10 minutes, officials said.

The single-family home was destroyed, and damage was estimated at $142,000, fire officials said.

The Red Cross is assisting three men displaced by the fire.

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  1. Poor dogs.

  2. 2 poor dogs dead, and entire house burned to the ground. All because someone couldn't be responsible. Smoking goes beyond the health hazards for the individual or even others through second hand smoke. You're holding fire in your hands! Things that are flammable will burn, and you're constantly waving a torch around your surroundings. Doesn't matter if it's a cigarette, a candle, or even a stove. You're working with fire and need to be careful. Smokers should be doubly aware of this since they're always running around and lighting things on fire in their mouths. If not for flame-retardant clothes and bedding you really have to wonder how many more deaths we would have due to careless people such as this.