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Fire in northwest Las Vegas destroys truck, car, motorcycle and garage

An adult and a child were displaced after a fire gutted a garage in a northwest valley home.

In a statement, the Las Vegas Fire Department said it responded at 8:20 a.m. to a report of a fire at Willowridge Court near Durango Drive and the Las Vegas Beltway. Arriving firefighters found a three-car garage of a two-story wood frame-and-stucco house in flames.

The department said the fire appears to have started in a vehicle and spread to the rest of the garage.

The home’s occupant told fire investigators that he was driving home and his car started to overheat. He parked in the garage and went into the house. He heard noises in the garage and went back to check the car, which he found was on fire.

Hoping to get the car out of the garage, he opened the garage door, the fire department said. But the opened door allowed the fire to lap over up to the house’s second floor.

Firefighters arrived and knocked down the fire in 10 minutes, preventing its further spread, the department said.

The fire gutted the garage, destroying a truck, car and a motorcycle, the department said; the rest of the house sustained heavy smoke damage.

No one was hurt. The Red Cross is helping the people displaced by the fire.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

Contact Matthew Crowley at mcrowley@reviewjournal.com Follow @copyjockey on Twitter.

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