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Early morning fire in northwest Las Vegas Valley displaces six

A fire in the northwest valley early Wednesday morning destroyed a house and left six people homeless.

Two adults and their four children were sleeping when the fire started about 1:15 a.m. on the 4100 block of Tomsik Street, near Alexander and Cimarron roads, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

Someone from outside blew on their car horn to alert the family to the blaze. The father tried to put the fire out with a garden hose before firefighters arrived. All six people escaped safely.

With winds up to 30 miles per hour, as well as access to just one fire hydrant in the rural part of the valley, it took firefighters 30 minutes to put out the flames.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Contact Steven Slivka at sslivka@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.

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