Children injured in Las Vegas apartment fire released from hospital

Three young children injured in a fire last week have been released from the hospital.

Three-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, and their 5-year-old brother were critically injured Wednesday night, suffering smoke inhalation, when a fire started at their downtown apartment.

Las Vegas police said felony child neglect charges probably would be filed against the children’s caregiver, but it was unclear who would be charged.

The mattress fire, at Hidden Village Apartments at 1825 Lewis Ave., was set by children playing with a lighter or matches, according to fire investigators.

The children’s baby sitter, Gary Layton, who said he was not working that night, said the mother wrongfully implicated him to authorities.

Layton told the Review-Journal that the children’s mother, Jessica Warthren, left them unsupervised.

As of Monday morning, no one had been arrested in the case.

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