Coroner IDs woman, child who died after North Las Vegas fire

The woman and child who died after a fire in their North Las Vegas home have been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

A man, woman and child were pulled out of the 2736 St. George St. home when the fire broke out Thursday at about 7:10 p.m., the North Las Vegas Fire Department said. All three were hospitalized in critical condition and later died.

On Tuesday, the coroner’s office identified the woman as Palcida Parra, 76, of North Las Vegas. Neighbors who were interviewed Monday called her “Maria.”

The coroner’s office identified the child as her 6-year-old granddaughter, Jannely Hipolita Rivera.

The Clark County coroner’s office has ruled Rivera and Parra’s death an accident and caused by smoke and soot inhalation.

Ignacio Meza, 78, was identified Friday as the man who died. The coroner’s office has not yet ruled on his cause of death.

Neighbors say Meza, Parra and Jannely lived in the single-family home with the girl’s mother, Bianca Meza, and the girl’s older brother.

The fire’s cause is under investigation, North Las Vegas fire Capt. Cedric Williams said Tuesday morning.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at or at 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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