Red Cross helping fire victims as cleanup continues
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Red Cross is assisting dozens of people who lost everything in a devastating apartment fire on Thursday night.
The fire started at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments on Karen Avenue, near Sahara and Maryland Parkway, just before 7 p.m.
Many of the residents had just seconds to escape the flames, and have nothing to return to.
The fire left 22 units destroyed and 50 people homeless.
All of the victims need housing, clothing and food, while many of them are without other essentials like medication and eyeglasses.
One victim told Action News her son and pregnant daughter-in-law barely escaped the blaze. They lost everything given to them at a baby shower just two weeks ago. The baby is due on July 12.
Fire officials said four people were injured, one of them a firefighter. All of them are expected to recover.
Crews spent Friday cleaning up the damage, which officials estimated at $1.5 million. The Clark County Fire Dept. continues to investigate the cause, but believe fireworks may be to blame for starting the blaze.
The Red Cross is seeking donations to help aid the victims. To learn more about how you can help, click here.
You can also help by calling Brooke Flake at 702-369-3674.