Three people were displaced after a fire in northwest Las Vegas Monday afternoon.
Las Vegas firefighters responded to the 10500 block of Laurelwood Lake Avenue, near Hualapai Way and Farm Road, around 2:30 p.m. Neighbors called 911 and reported the smoke alarms were sounding in the house and smoke was beginning to come out of the house.
When firefighters arrived, they found no one was home and had to force entry. They found the interior of the house filled with smoke. The fire was found in the area of the stove in the kitchen and the cabinets around the stove. Firefighters had the fire out in a few minutes.
Fire investigators believe one of the burners was just barely in the on position and something was sitting on the stove and caught fire.
There was fire damage, mostly around the stove and cabinets and moderate smoke damage throughout the rest of the house. Damage was estimated at $35,000.
The family of two adults and one teen is being assisted by the American Red Cross. The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Foundation also assisted the family.
There were no reported injuries.
A GoFundMe has also been set up for the family.