Home destroyed, half-dozen dogs killed in North Las Vegas fire
Homeowners frantically tried to save their dogs during a fire Saturday Morning Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- More than a half dozen dogs are dead and a home is destroyed after a fire Saturday morning.
The fire broke out just after 9 a.m. near Decatur Boulevard and Alexander Road, catching the sleeping residents off-guard.
“I grabbed the bird and threw the bird out the front door. Then I went back in to get the dogs and I just breathed the smoke. I couldn’t breathe. I had to get out,” said one resident who asked to remain anonymous.
Neighbors tried helping residents rescue their pets, but they were unable to save the animals.
“We smashed in the window and tried to get them but the smoke was too much,” said neighbor Bobby Shannon.
Fire crews from the City of North Las Vegas said they recovered at least six dogs, but searched for more as investigators searched for clues into what may have sparked the blaze.
An animal control officer came to survey the situation and remove the dogs, but despite all that was lost, witnesses say the residents were lucky to escape with their own lives.
“It was a miracle, someone was looking out for them,” Shannon said.
Residents believe the fire may have been started by a candle. North Las Vegas Fire has not released an official cause.