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Firefighters respond to two fires overnight

Posted at 6:55 AM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 09:55:24-05

Several people were forced out of their homes overnight by two fires.

A woman and her son can't go back to their apartment after it caught fire near Owens Avenue and Interstate 15.

The woman tried to put the fire out with two fire extinguishers.

The fire started around 3 a.m. Thursday in the kitchen.

No other apartments were damaged during the fire. The woman and her son are staying with her sister, who lives next door.

Another fire took place in the 5400 block of Escondido Street, near Russell Road and Maryland Parkway.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m.

Initially, only one engine responded. But, firefighters could see quite a bit of smoke before they even arrived on the scene and called for more help.

The fire department says that a large garage in a yard caught on fire and then it spread to the trees. From there, the fire spread to the roof of a house.

Fortunately, it did not spread to a nearby stable where a horse was being kept.

It is not known at this time what started the fire. The occupants of the home were not displaced, according to Clark County Fire Department.

No one was injured in either fire.