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2 women injured, dog dies in southwest valley house fire

Two women were hospitalized, one dog died and a second was revived after a Tuesday evening house fire in the southwest valley, according to police.

Metro arson investigators and the Clark County Fire Department responded at 5:28 p.m. to the blaze in the 7800 block of Warwickshire Way, near Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road, according to the department’s alarm site.

One woman was able to escape the flames, which originated from a first-floor bedroom, and was taken to University Medical Center where she was treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns, said Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan.

Another woman, 60, was trapped in an upstairs bedroom, Buchanan said. Fire crews used a ladder to reach the second story bedroom where they found her limp, unconscious and unresponsive.

The second woman was also taken to UMC, where her condition was believed to have improved, Buchanan said.

Both women were in stable condition, according to Las Vegas police spokesman Lt. Mark Reddon.

One dog died in the fire, Buchanan said. A second dog was found unconscious in the home and firefighters were able to resuscitate the animal.

Nevada Power, Southwest Gas responded to address utilities and the American Red Cross responded to assist the residents of the home. No firefighters were injured in the fire.

Police originally reported that one person died in the fire. Reddon reported about 8:15 p.m. that it was a dog, not a person, that died in the fire.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber. Contact Chris Kudialis at ckudialis@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

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