HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Several people are homeless Monday morning following a huge fire at a mobile home park in Henderson late Sunday night.
The fire started just before 11 p.m. at the Alta Vista Mobile Home Park on Warm Springs Road and E. Lake Mead Parkway. Fire crews left the scene around 5 a.m.
Officials have not released more information, but according to witnesses in the neighborhood, the fire started at one mobile home and spread to others because of the strong winds. At least five homes are destroyed.
Residents told 8 News Now, police helped people living in the park escape; at one point even cutting a hole in a fence.
Residents whose mobile homes were not damaged said the fire department told them the power could be cut for 48 hours as a safety measure.
The Heritage Park Senior Center at 300 S. Racetrack Road is open to those displaced residents. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army is waiting there with food and water and will help make accommodations for those in need of a place to stay.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.