Six homes damaged in northeast Valley fire
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Six homes caught fire in a northeast valley neighborhood on Sunday, resulting in an estimated $500,000 worth of damage.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.
Las Vegas Fire Department Spokesman Tim Szymanski says the emergency calls came in just before 5 p.m. Sunday.
The fire started in the 1200 block of Virgil Street, near Washington Avenue and Pecos Road. Some homes on Newport Street also caught fire.
Szymanski says approximately 70 firefighters from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Clark County worked to put out the blaze. It took about 30 minutes to extinguish.
The fire spread quickly, igniting trees and utility poles. NV Energy was also called to the scene, to check on downed power lines, and restore electricity.
No one was seriously hurt. Four people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, due to smoke inhalation. One person, who was complaining of chest pains, was taken to the hospital as a preventative measure.
Syzmanski reports that two family pets were affected. One cat died, another was seriously injured.
The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced families.