Media Release


Thursday, August 16, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993


House Fire In Desert Shores Is Under Investigation
Neighbors Say Two Women Live In House, No One Was Home During Fire


Las Vegas fire dispatchers received numerous calls at 4:27 a.m. from the Desert Shores community that the area was full of dense smoke but from unknown source. One neighbor woke up and drove around the neighborhood looking for the source in what he described was thick like a fog. Firefighters were dispatched to the area, again the source was undetermined. The neighbor also continued to look for the source and discovered smoke coming from a window of a house at 2957 Harbor Cove Drive in the Harbor Cove subdivision of Desert Shores. A fire engine and battalion chief also discovered the source at the same time. Firefighters had to force entry into the two-story wood frame/stucco house and found the house full of thick smoke and extreme heat. Firefighters found the source of the smoke, a fire on the first floor which had extended to the second floor by way of open stairways. Firefighters did three extensive searches and could not find any victims in the home.

Neighbors told fire investigators that two women live in the home and both of their cars were not parked in the driveway as they usually are, it is assumed that both women were not at home at the time of the fire.

Cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated at $200,000. Damage was extensive due to extreme heat and thick smoke.  There were no reported injuries during the incident.

E42,45,107,44, T9, R42,44,45, EMS1, HR44, AR53, B4,10, PIO1, 6i5, 6i3, 6i8

NOTE:  There was a shed fire at the same time downtown at 713 N. 10th St. behind a vacant house. Went over the fence and caught another shed on fire. No damage to homes and no reported injuries


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