NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found dead in a house fire in North Las Vegas as 47-year-old Luciano Hernandez Machuca.
North Las Vegas Fire Department says they located Machuca’s body after knocking down the fire around 9 p.m. Friday night.
Firefighters responded to the “high” level structure fire at a house near Carey Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard North. Once they arrived, officials found large amounts of smoke and flames coming from a one-story single family residence on Carroll Street. They say many doors and windows were boarded up.
Firefighters from NLVFD, as well as Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Clark County Fire Department helped knock down the fire within one hour.
NLVFD say they reportedly found Machuca dead inside.
Investigators do not yet know if the victim was a resident of the home or associated with the property owner.
Damage to the building is estimated at $150,000. No firefighters were injured during this incident.