Fire destroys home in northwest valley

A fire caused $500,000 in damage to a northwest valley home Sunday afternoon, Las Vegas Fire Department officials said.

Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said firefighters were called to the fire at 6140 Ackerman Ave., near Jones Boulevard and Grand Teton Drive, about 4 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, the roof of the 3,100-square-foot house had started to collapse. Three people and three dogs had left the home. Because of safety concerns, firefighters fought the blaze from outside the house, Szymanski said.

The home was destroyed. The fire likely started on the outside and spread from the vents to the attic, he said.

“That’s an open area full of lumber,” Szymanski said. “Exactly what a fire’s looking for."



Rules for posting comments

Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum. Read our guidelines for posting. If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon next to the comment.


Due to an increase in uncivil behavior and dialogue the Review-Journal has temporarily disabled the comment boards. The Review-Journal will use the time to evaluate the effectiveness of the comment boards and find an appropriate time to reintroduce them to