HENDERSON (KTNV) — A 63-year-old Henderson man is dead after a fire that authorities say was caused accidentally by the homeowner using a propane torch to exterminate bugs in a crawl space underneath the house.
Firefighters responded to a fire at a home on the 1600 block of Palomino Drive, near Equestrian Drive and Appaloosa Road, around 6:10 p.m. on May 20.
While fighting the fire, crews found the man, later identified as Jeff Long, in a crawl space in the basement.
He was transported to Henderson Hospital where he died from his injuries.
One woman and a dog were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by family members.
The fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damage.