Crews investigating east valley house fire that left woman dead

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman is dead after a house fire Tuesday on the eastern edge of the valley.

The victim was reportedly trapped inside, and firefighters found her on the second floor of the house.

The fire was reported just after 12:15 p.m. in the 6400 block of Jackrabbit Run Ave., just south of the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Hollywood Boulevard.

The Clark County Fire Department says when crews first got to the scene, they saw heavy flames in the upstairs area. Crews began to attack fire aggressively and did a quick interior search when they found the body.

The fire was reportedly knocked down within 30 minutes. Crews spent some time putting out hot spots, according to CCFD.

Fire investigators have not yet determined what caused the fire. Damage estimates are not yet available. Metro Police are also investigating, which we are told is standard procedure any time there is a deadly fire.

CCFD reports that four engines, one truck, one rescue unit and two battalion chiefs responded to the call, including resources from the City of Las Vegas. Fire officials call the incident a high-level fire.

NV Energy and Southwest Gas were dispatched to the scene to assist in securing the utilities.

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