damage estimated at $80,000
Man, woman suffer burns
in house fire in Henderson
Two people suffered second- and third-degree burns in a house fire early Saturday, according to the Henderson Fire Department.
Firefighters responded to the home at 824 Golden Plata Court, near Racetrack Road and Newport Drive, at 4:58 a.m.
Fire officials said a man and a woman were injured escaping from the home. They were transported to the University Medical Center’s Burn Center.
The blaze was extinguished within 10 minutes, fire officials said.
The man and woman were alerted to the fire by the home’s smoke alarms. The fire caused an estimated $80,000 worth in damage, and its cause remains under investigation.
SAturday’s high: 99 degrees
45-day streak of 100-degree or higher temperatures halted
Much to the dismay of antiperspirant merchants, but to the relief of everybody else, the streak is over.
Saturday’s high temperature, recorded at McCarran International Airport, the valley’s official weather station, reached only 99 degrees. That means the end of a 45-day streak of 100-degree or higher temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
Weather service Meteorologist John Adair said the streak was the third-longest in the recorded history of the Las Vegas Valley. The record for most consecutive days in which temperatures soared to at least 100 degrees stands at 66 days, from June 27 through Aug. 31, 1944, he said.
Today’s high is forecast to reach 98 degrees, with a low of 77. Adair said the cooler temperatures are the result of a low-pressure system from the West Coast. Monday’s forecast is for a high of 103.
July’s average temperature of 96.2 degrees was the highest of any month since record keeping began in 1937. The previous record, set in July 2007, was 95.4, according to the Weather Service.
couple killed at remote ranch
Three wanted in Arizona prison escape linked to N.M. slayings
Two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and a woman thought to have helped them have been linked to the investigation of a slaying of a couple at a remote ranch in Santa Rosa, N.M., authorities said Saturday.
New Mexico State Police spokesman Peter Olson said Tracy Province, John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch were linked through forensics but he declined to provide specifics.
He declined to say whether police believe the three were responsible for the killings, adding that “we don’t know how involved they are.”
Convicted murderers Province, McCluskey and Daniel Renwick escaped from July 30 the medium-security Arizona State Prison near Kingman after authorities say Welch, of Mesa, threw wire cutters over the perimeter fence. Renwick was recaptured Aug. 1 in Colorado.