A suspected arson fire Sunday night heavily damages two houses in North Las Vegas.
At 11:09 p.m. Aug. 2, the North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a report of a residential fire on the 300 block of Zoee Avenue.
The first units arrived within 5 minutes to find heavy fire to a single-story home, already extending into the neighboring home. All occupants of the involved homes escaped without injury prior to the arrival of fire units. Additional units were requested and personnel performed aggressive offensive operations and protected the adjacent homes from further spread of the fire. The fires were brought under control in just over 30 minutes.
NLVFD fire investigators responded to the scene and have determined that the cause of the fire is likely arson. Investigators are continuing to interview the residents, evaluate the evidence and follow up on potential leads.
The residence where the fire originated sustained $200,000 in damage and the neighboring home sustained $150,000 in damage. The American Red Cross is assisting eight residents displaced from the two homes involved.
Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call the NLVFD Fire Investigation hotline at 702-669-3339.