1 person, 3 dogs die in house fire east of Las Vegas, homicide detectives investigate

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– Neighbors shared their shock and sadness Wednesday after police said one person and three dogs were killed in an east valley house fire. 

“When we got outside,” Jeffrey Green said. “We saw the smoke.”

Smoke from the blaze could be seen billowing into the sky before firefighters discovered the body of the victim, who police believe to be a woman. 

“There were people coming out from all over the place,” Green added, speaking of neighbors in the area. “Seeing what they could help with.”

Fire officials say the call came over at 4:19 p.m. for a double-wide trailer fire at 6223 Sahara Avenue near East Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Blvd.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Homicide Detectives are now investigating, along with Clark County Fire Department, according to LVMPD Lieutenant Ray Spencer.

“We are still trying to determine what led up to the fire,” Lt. Spencer said during a news conference Wednesday.

Lt. Spencer said police responded to a trailer Wednesday morning around 7 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. Those involved are believed to be the person, who died and a man police are still searching for. 

Lt. Spencer said detectives are working with firefighters to comb through any available evidence. 

“It’s very hard to process this crime scene,” Lt. Spencer explained. “Due to the fact Clark County Fire used a lot of water and resources, trying to put out the fire.”

As for Green, he said he and others in the area are upset to see this kind of thing happen right in their backyard. 

“It’s kind of sad that this was in our neighborhood,” Green said. “But these things do happen.”

He said he is also heartbroken for the family affected by this sudden tragedy. 

“Definitely not anything I would wish on anybody,” Green concluded.

Detectives said this investigation is still in its preliminary stages. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of NV at 702-385-5555 or https://crimestoppersofnv.com/

You can also contact Las Vegas Metro Police at 702-828-3111. 

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