LAS VEGAS, Nevada (August 9, 2013) – Two people lost their lives and two others were injured in a northwest Las Vegas house fire that occurred today at about 12 a.m. near Iron Mountain Road and El Capitan Way, on Empire Rock Street, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
Fire crews began to arrive and found the two owners of the home standing out front. The owners of the home, in their 60’s, stated that there were still two more people inside that were not able to escape. The owners were transported to the ER to be treated for smoke inhalation and burn injuries. Meanwhile, rescue workers later found the two bodies of the second couple inside the home, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman, Tim Szymanski.
The fire caught very quickly and there was little time for the fire crew put it out, according to fire investigators. It is believed that the fire began in the attic, so it had more time to develop in intensity before engulfing the rest of the home. “In situations like these, the smoke from the fire can make a victim lose consciousness, causing them to quickly become disoriented, and unable to escape the burning structure,” states attorney West Seegmiller, founder of The Seegmiller Law Firm.
West Seegmiller is a personal injury attorney and has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years at his main office in Newport Beach. Seegmiller also has offices in San Diego, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.
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