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Fire at Henderson mobile home park destroys 8 homes

Woman critically injured in separate fire
Posted at 6:40 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 16:11:28-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Firefighters responded to a fire at a mobile home park in Henderson late Sunday night.

It happened at the Alta Vista Mobile Home Park on Warm Springs Road and Lake Mead Parkway.

The fire was reported at 10:40 p.m. Henderson Fire Department and Clark County Fire Department responded.

High winds caused the fire to spread quickly and the fire turned into a 4-alarm fire.

According to the Henderson Fire Department, 8 homes were damaged and 100 residents temporarily took shelter at Sewell Elementary School.

More than 100 firefighters and 35 apparatus responded to the four-alarm fire with a Henderson fire captain and a Clark County firefighter hospitalized overnight for non-life-threatening injuries. Henderson Police also assisted with safely evacuating residents and traffic control.

The power is expected to be off for a portion of the park for the next 24 to 36 hours and Heritage Park Senior Center has been set up as a shelter for displaced residents. The emergency pet trailer will also be available to residents who want to bring their pets to the shelter.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. At this time, no other information is available.

Additionally, a woman was rescued during a mobile home fire at around 10:30 p.m. at the Triple K Trailer Court on King Street in Henderson.

The woman had to extricated through the window of the home. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition. A man was also treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.