UPDATE: Cause of death determined for 3-year-old boy who died after mobile home fire; mother says he was playing with lighter

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UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has determined that 3-year-old Kaden Meacham died from thermal and inhalation injuries. The manner of his death has been deemed accidental.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 3-year-old boy who was hospitalized Monday after a mobile home fire in the east valley has died.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday released the boy’s name, Kaden Meacham. A cause of death has not been determined. He died Tuesday morning.

Kaden’s mom, Rhiannon Meacham, says the family was already dealing with another tragedy. On Sunday night, they were at a vigil for the mother of her brother’s baby.

Later Sunday, she left the lighter torch on her dresser, she said. The next morning she woke up and found herself surrounded by flames.

She says she looked at her camera and saw Kaden playing with the torch.

Meacham said she ran out of the home but couldn’t find Kaden because he was good at hiding.

The fire was Monday morning just after 10 a.m. in the family’s mobile home in the 3600 block of Fort McHenry Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Twain Avenue in Desert Inn Mobile Estates. Clark County Fire Department investigators have determined that the fire was accidental.

Kaden has two older sisters but they were at school when the fire happened.

Two others were treated at the scene but did not require hospitalization. Firefighters say two dogs died in the fire.

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