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One dead, three injured in early-morning house fire

One man died, and three others were injured, after a fire ripped through their house early Thursday morning.

Firefighters received calls just after midnight of a fire at 4316 Nolan Lane, near Alta Drive and Decatur Boulevard and that someone was possibly trapped inside.

When firefighters arrived, they were met with heavy fire and smoke from the one-story home but contained the fire within 10 minutes, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters then found the body of a male adult in a rear bedroom.

The surviving occupants said the man was confined to his bed because of an injury.

One of the occupants noticed smoke just after midnight while watching television and went to investigate where it was coming from.

He noticed heavy smoke and a glow of fire from the rear bedroom but couldn’t enter because of the smoke, officials said.

He and another man left the house just before it erupted in flames.

The third survivor escaped through a window with help of the neighbors.

The three men suffered minor, nonlife-threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue investigators.

According to officials, the investigators suspect careless smoking or a space heater.

The fire destroyed the interior of the house. Damage was estimated at $100,000.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.

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