Vehicle Fire Under Investigation LVFD

One engine responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in a driveway. When unit arrived on scene, truck was fully involved with fire touching the house at the garage, additional unit was requested.

When second engine arrived on scene, loud banging/popping noises could be heard coming from inside the garage. This is commonly heard as household items, such as aerosol cans, explode during a fire. Firefighters forced entry into the garage through the garage door to make sure fire did not extend into the house or attic.

When firefighters entered the house from the garage to search for any occupants, the body of a deceased male was found on the living room floor. Additional units were dispatched to the scene. No one else was not found in the house during the search.

The fire did not extend into the house. It did appear that someone had set up other areas in the house to catch fire at various locations. The fires and attempted fires are under investigation by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Investigators.

The identification of the male and cause of death and related circumstances are being investigated by Metro Police. No firefighters were injured during the incident.

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