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Kitchen Fire Displaces Four Henderson Residents, Causes $100,000 in Damage

November 24, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051
Henderson, Nev. – A fire started last night in the kitchen of a Henderson home, displacing a family of four and causing $100,000 in damage.

The Henderson Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 2700 block of Borthwick Avenue, near Anthem Highlands Drive and Democracy Drive, at about 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 23.

The first arriving engine crew observed smoke coming from a two-story single family residence. Firefighters entered the home and initiated an offensive attack to extinguish the fire. The fire was contained to the kitchen with heavy smoke damage throughout the house. 

The fire was discovered when homeowners arrived home to their house filled with smoke. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters. 

Two adults, two children, a dog and a guinea pig were displaced by the fire.

Four engines, one truck, two rescue units and an air resource apparatus, staffed by a total of 29 personnel, responded to the fire.

A City of Henderson senior fire investigator, Henderson Police, Southwest Gas Corp. and NV Energy responded to help secure the property.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The total estimated loss is $100,000.
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