LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — No one was seriously hurt following a two-alarm fire in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon.
It happened in the 1900 block of Balboa Avenue, near Sahara and Eastern Avenues, at about 3:30 p.m.
Crews originally responded to the call of a power pole and home on fire in the area. Once on the scene, the fire was upgraded to a second alarm.
Crews attacked the fire from several locations to due to the extent of the blaze.
One person received minor injuries, but they were treated at the scene.
Three battalion chiefs, 3 trucks, 8 engines, 3 rescues, and an air resource unit, totaling over 50 personnel from the Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, responded to the fire.
Chelsea Aguilar lives across the street and says flames erupted in a matter of seconds.
“At first, we just saw a little flame, sparking up and then it all went up in flames. The whole roof was on fire,” she said. “We smelled smoke and thought it was burnt rubber or something and then we ran outside and see the smoke coming from the house,” Aguilar said.
The cause is still under investigation and damages are being assessed.