One large house under construction was destroyed and two others sustained minor damage in a fire in the northwest valley early Thursday.
The two-alarm fire was reported just before 6 a.m. in the 9600 block of West La Madre Way, near West Lone Mountain Road and North Grand Canyon Drive.
F3H TOC: 5:58AM 2-ALARM FIRE 9600 block La Madre Way heavy fire & smoke showing house under construction, defensive operations, wind blowing embers to other houses under construction, 2nd alarm required for fire #PIO1NEWS
— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) April 2, 2020
The wind was blowing embers into a second house, causing a second alarm for more crews, according to a tweet by the Las Vegas Fire Department.
Fire department spokesman Tim Szymanski said the wind was blowing 20-30 mph this morning.
The location is in unincorporated Clark County. The Clark County Fire Department is investigating the fire.