Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 | 8:18 a.m.
A can of smoldering cigarettes started a fire late Thursday that damaged a home in the Meadows Mobile Home Park, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
One adult living at the home was not injured.
Las Vegas and Clark County firefighters responded at 10:02 p.m. to the fire at 2900 S. Valley View Blvd. after several emergency calls.
A double-wide mobile home was on fire, with flames coming from underneath the home and on an outside wall, under the carport. Firefighters extinguished the blaze within a few minutes, Szymanski said.
Fire investigators think the fire originated with a can of cigarette butts on a set of wooden steps leading to the home’s side door.
The fire caused an estimated $10,000 damage, mostly to the outside and underside of the home, officials said.