A young girl and her grandmother are still in the hospital in critical condition following Thursday night’s deadly fire in North Las Vegas.
Firefighters say the home did not have smoke detectors and this incident is a tragic reminder of how important it is to have the devices installed in your home.
“We’re always talking about that there’s no guarantee, but at least you can try and put in place safety measures. If it were a drowning, it’d be gates and doors and things of that nature. If there’s a fire in your home, there’s no better detection right now than a smoke detector in your home,” said Cedric Williams of the North Las Vegas Fire Department.
According to Williams, smoke detectors with the pre-installed batteries cost around $15 to $25 and last anywhere from 7 to 10 years.
You can get them at most home improvement stores or order them online.
The fire claimed the life of the grandfather also inside the home.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire officials say the house is a total loss with an estimated $250,000 in damage.