Man and woman in critical condition after house fire
Two people were rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition, after their house caught fire early Tuesday morning. Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two people were rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition, after their house caught fire early Tuesday morning.
According to firefighters, a man in his 50's, and disabled woman in her 70's, are being treated at UMC's Burn Unit.
Another woman, who escaped the fire, was treated for minor injuries and is in stable condition.
The fire started around 4 a.m. in the 1600 block of Harewood Avenue, in North Las Vegas.
Caution tape and boarded windows now serve as a sad reminder of the family's tragic start to the new year.
Fire detectives are still investigating what caused the blaze They believe it started in the back of the home, where the bedrooms are. Damage is estimated at $92,500.
There are reports that one of the residents attempted to extinguish the fire for some time before he called 911. Firefighters say that is never a good idea. A fire can double in size every minute that it's allowed to burn.