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Blazes keep firefighters busy in Henderson

A pair of Monday afternoon fires caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and stretched the resources of the Henderson Fire Department, officials said Tuesday.

Firefighters responded at 1:21 p.m. to a single-story home at 248 Country Club Drive, near Black Mountain Golf Course and found most of the home engulfed in smoke and flames.

The fire was contained within 15 minutes. The damage was valued at $165,000 to the structure with an additional $135,000 to contents. Officials said the home was deemed a complete loss.

The fire started in the kitchen and is believed to have been accidental, officials said. No one in the home was injured. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries at an area hospital and released.

Shortly after firefighters were dispatched to the residential fire, a commercial fire was reported at Outdoor Living, a lawn and garden store at 1601 W. Sunset Road in the Whitney Ranch area of Henderson.

The fire, which started in the workshop area of the store, was contained in about 10 minutes.

Officials reported about $100,000 in damage to the structure and $15,000 more in contents.

The cause of the Outdoor Living fire has not been released. No injuries were reported.

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