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UPDATE: Second person burned by Friday shed fire

Posted at 4:58 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 21:48:53-04


Another person was admitted to the UMC burn unit with life-threatening burns, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

According to a tweet from the department, the person drove to Sunrise Hospital, then was later taken to UMC. This is the second civilian burned during the shed fire.

This case remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $5,000.


A man was seriously burned and a firefighter was injured during a shed fire early Friday morning.

The fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. at 1501 S. Fifth Place, near Las Vegas and Oakey boulevards. 

The man walked into St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose De Lima campus with burns. He told staff he was burned in a shed fire. The man was then transported to University Medical Center’s burn unit. 

A firefighter who responded was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury. 

Las Vegas Fire arson investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.