LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Clark County Fire Department said they are still confirming that no victims are inside a house fire from Wednesday morning in the Las Vegas valley.

Fire officials said their dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a fire in a building located in the 900 block of De Met Drive around 9:11 a.m. This is near Harry Reid International Airport at Paradise Road and Tropicana Avenue.

Dispatch was told that there could be seven elderly people trapped inside.

Arriving firefighters saw heavy smoke from the back of the house and fire spreading to a shed in the backyard. Offensive operations began to protect adjoining homes from catching fire.

Crews were assigned to search for possible victims. A primary search was conducted and there were no victims found. All fire crews were removed before the building collapsed. Fire officials say master streams were used to knock down the bulk of the fire.

CCFD says crews are still on scene to “ensure no victims were in the structure.” The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Clark County Fire Department responded with 6 engines, 1 truck, 1 heavy rescue, 2 rescues, 1 EMS supervisor, 1 mobile air unit, 2 battalion chief and 2 investigators. Two private ambulances were requested to respond from Community Ambulance.


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