Police officer rescues homeless woman from fire at house
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer is being credited with pulling a woman from an outside warming fire which spread to a vacant house in west Las Vegas early Thursday morning. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Crews were called to a house fire that was apparently started by a homeless person. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer is being credited with pulling a woman from an outside warming fire which spread to a vacant house in west Las Vegas early Thursday morning.
According to Las Vegas Fire & Resuce, the officer was on patrol in the area of Adams and F Street when he noticed a fire outside of a house at 1022 F Street.
The fire had been built under a carport and winds were fanning the flames against the wall of the house.
The officer noticed a woman underneath some blankets next to the fire who appeared to be intoxicated.
He pulled the woman away and returned with a fire extinguisher. However, the fire had grown in size.
Fire dispatchers received a call at 4:13 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the fire had entered the attic of the single-story house.
It took about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Fire investigators believe the homeless woman was using the carport as a shelter and had built the fire to keep warm.
The damage was contained to the attic and carport. Damage was estimated at $40,000.