CCFD: 2 children found dead in east valley house fire; officials investigating cause

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two boys, a 2-month-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, were found dead after a house fire in the east Las Vegas valley Tuesday morning, the Clark County Fire Department says.

Firefighters received reports of a fire at a residence on Caddington Avenue, near North Hollywood Boulevard and East Owens Avenue around 10:15 a.m.

Officials were made aware there were people inside the house and more rescues were added to the initial high-level response.

Fire officials say it started in a front room of the home and spread to a bedroom where the two children were.

The children were identified Thursday as London Richardson and Quamaine Richardson Jr.

“It started in one room and spread to another, where there were two children, one infant 2-months-old and one toddler 2-years-old,” explained Warren Whitney, Clark County deputy fire chief. “When crews found them, it was obvious they were deceased.”

The fire was knocked down at 10:43 a.m. 

Yellow tape and cop cars are shown at the scene of a fatal house fire in east Las Vegas Tuesday, March 30.

Fire investigators took over the scene around noon to figure out how the incident started.

“It is pretty messy in there,” said Whitney. “To make sure the fire was out, they pulled everything, so it is going to be a while, as they dig stuff out in the investigation, for them to find an area of origin and kind of start putting the pieces together.”

One man, who was outside of the home when officials arrived on scene, was taken into the hospital, a CCFD official noted during a news conference Tuesday. 8 News Now does not know his relationship to the kids.

A total of 40 personnel responded to the incident.  

Many are looking for answers, including family members who were there.

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