LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Firefighters responded to a blaze at a two-story home early Monday morning in the southwest valley.
Crews responded to a call just after 5:30 a.m. in the 9600 block of W. Sound View Avenue, near Peace Way and Grand Canyon Drive.
Damage to the roof was visible and flames were coming from the roof.
The family was able to escape, but a woman said her two cats died in the fire. No one else was injured.
A neighbor, Robert Hebert, said, “All the neighbors were moving their cars and just getting out of the way. I heard some things exploding. I don’t know what it was.”
White Gate Lane was closed to traffic while fire crews worked at the scene.
A crowd gathered as emergency crews fought the fire just as kids were coming out of homes to get to their school bus stop.
Crews were attacked the fire from above, using ladders on the fire trucks.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.