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December 18, 2014

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North Las Vegas firefighters battle three house fires in one day

North Las Vegas firefighters have kept busy tackling three house fires that erupted in the past 24 hours.

Capt. Cedric Williams of the North Las Vegas Fire Department said the first blaze erupted about 2:13 p.m. on Monday inside a vacant home in the 1200 block of Bluff Court, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue. The fire caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage.

About 13 hours later, a dryer caught fire inside a house in the 1200 block of Cobble Lake Avenue, near Lone Mountain Road and Donna Street. One person inside was treated for possible smoke inhalation, but their injuries were not life threatening. That fire caused about $25,000 worth of damage.

The third and largest fire destroyed a two-story house about 11:42 a.m. Tuesday in the 6300 block of Sterling Cap Street, near Centennial Parkway and Walnut Road. The home’s sole occupant ran out of the home before firefighters arrived. Damages were assessed at $200,000 — the home was deemed a total loss.

The incidents are not related, Williams said.

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