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LVFR: Man injured in northwest Las Vegas fire after motorcycle backfires in garage

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 17:50:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas firefighters a man was injured during a house fire in the northwest part of the valley.

Crews responded to reports of a garage fire at 6633 Lund Drive, near Rainbow Boulevard and Vegas Drive, just before 11 a.m. on Sunday.

When firefighters arrived, the garage of a one story house was fully involved. Firefighters say they had the fire out within 10 minutes and confined it to the garage.

One of the occupants told fire investigators he was working on his motorcycle in the garage, it backfired, then caught fire. He said the fire spread very quickly in the garage.

The man received a minor burn to his hand during the fire. He was treated on scene by fire paramedics and released, he did not go to the hospital.

The fire gutted the garage and damaged a parked car. The interior of the home was not damaged.

Damage is estimated at $25,000, according to authorities.