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Family dog dies in house fire near Wyoming, Lamb

Posted at 7:17 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2017-07-13 16:49:22-04
A dog died in a home fire that displaced two adults and one child Tuesday evening.
It happened around 6:05 p.m. Investigators say a single family home caught fire near Lamb Boulevard and Wyoming Avenue. The family dog died as a result. Two other dogs were not injured.
There were no other reported injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
The Juarez family says their dog died in the fire because they could not get ahold of 911 quick enough. Due to issues with the Las Vegas dispatch center, it took several minutes for the family to get through to 911.

The family had just sat down for dinner Tuesday night when they smelled something burning. They unplugged all the kitchen appliances before realizing the fire was in one of the bedrooms.

"We started calling 911 -- several of us. None of us could get through to it," Juan Juarez said.

Juarez said he called multiple times, not knowing about the problems the Communications Center was having.

Juarez is frustrated, anxious and sad after losing his home and his pet.

"All of the above. A combination of everything, mostly sad," he said.


This poor man was affected by the issues the Las Vegas Communications Center is having. He couldn't get through to 911. His dog died in a house fire tonight near Lamb & Wyoming.

Posted by Gina Lazara on Tuesday, February 2, 2016