LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A woman is recovering from serious injuries after some good Samaritans helped rescue her from a burning home in Las Vegas, according to authorities.
Las Vegas firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Doolittle Avenue, near Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards, around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday after receiving reports that a house was on fire.
When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was showing from the one story wood frame/stucco house. There was a woman sitting on the curb, she appeared to be injured.
Firefighters entered the home and found the fire in the kitchen. Crews had the fire out in a few minutes.
The woman was transported to the UMC Trauma in serious condition for smoke inhalation.
Firefighters say the fire appears to be the result of unattended cooking.
The fire activated the smoke alarms in the house which woke the woman who was sleeping in a bedroom. She could not escape through the front of the house, passerbys stopped and pulled a set of burglar bars off the front of the house which was blocking her escape.
The woman suffered a number of lacerations from broken glass of the window.
The fire caused an estimated $25,000 damage.
North Las Vegas fire department also assisted at the fire.
There were no reported injuries to first responders.