Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at 6205 Rassler Avenue, near Washington Avenue and Jones Boulevard Thursday.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue reported that a motorcycle fire extended to a 1-story house around noon on Thursday. That fire then spread to a neighboring home due to high winds.
A second alarm was requested to send additional units and personnel.
Firefighters also were told that a handicapped man was unable to get out of one of the burning homes. Firefighters entered the burning home and found the man lying on the kitchen floor, where he had fallen and was not able to get back up. Firefighters rescued him, treated him for a minor burn and minor smoke inhalation, and transported him to University Medical Center for further treatment.
Crews were able to extinguish the flames by 12:41 p.m.
UPDATE: Fire is OUT, 2 houses damaged, 1 elderly male taken to UMC with small burn to hand and minor smoke inhalation. Crews checking for hotspots, also picking up hoses. PIO1 pic.twitter.com/WvC1FUJoxc
— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) March 15, 2018
The exact cause of the fire is unknown. Four adults and three large dogs were displaced due to the fire, and damage was estimated at $35,000 for each house.