Structure fire

Monday evening April 30, just before 11:00 PM, Mesquite Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at a local apartment complex, with smoke and flames showing. A request for mutual aid from Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire Dept. and Clark County Fire Dept Station 71 (Bunkerville) resulted in a response of additionally needed resources.

On arrival, crews found a second story apartment with smoke coming from eaves and heavy smoke and heat conditions inside. Firefighters quickly began an offensive fire attack while Mesquite Police Dept. assisted with evacuation of residents from surrounding apartments. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished preventing the spread to adjacent apartments.

All occupants safely exited the apartment. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to a local hospital. Unfortunately, two small breed canines perished in the incident.

Mesquite Fire & Rescue administration contacted both the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to assist those displaced by the fire. The Eureka Casino graciously provided two rooms to those  immediately needing shelter.

The cause of fire is currently under investigation. Due to fire and smoke damage the apartment was left vacated and secured pending inspection and repair.


  1. judy leinberger says:

    Where was the fire? One of the main facts in the story was omitted.

    • David Petrillo says:

      They have this problem with many articles. They need a good editor to catch these mistakes. Many of the sports articles about upcoming games fail to give the date, time, and location. Many of us would love to go to the games but the articles do not provide the details.

      • Teri Nehrenz says:

        On these particular articles, there is no editor except the Police/Fire Department. This is a press release from the fire department which we don’t edit. I do agree that our sports stories need a bit more information on upcoming schedules, sometimes those tournament schedules aren’t determined yet, but if you are a fan and want to follow the games then you already know that the schedules are posted on the High School web site:

    • Sonny Graham says:

      I originally read this story on MLN’s Facebook page and I believe they mentioned this happened at the Summer Wind Apartments on Riverside.

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