LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A family of six is displaced after a kitchen fire tore through their northwest Las Vegas home Thursday morning, authorities said.
Calls to 911 of smoke coming from an upstairs window brought firefighters to the two-story home on the 7800 block of Sleeping Pine Street just before 10 a.m. Thursday, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue public information officer Tim Szymanski said.
Callers also indicated a disabled elderly woman might still be inside the home.
Crews forced entry and discovered the fire burning in the kitchen on the ground floor of the wood frame-stucco house, but were able to extinguish the flames in less than 10 minutes, Szymanski said.
A thorough search of the house found no trace of the possible elderly victim. Investigators later determined she left the house just before the fire started to go to church. No one was hurt in the blaze.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation. Extensive damage to the kitchen as well as smoke and soot damage to the rest of the home caused an estimated $75,000 in total damages. The family of six living in the home were forced to relocate pending repairs to the house. The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.