Mother and daughter hospitalized after Las Vegas apartment fire
Two women were hospitalized after an apartment fire in east Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.
Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said crews responded to an apartment complex at 2740 E. Bonanza Road around 12:17 p.m. after a fire broke out in a bedroom .
The woman living in the bedroom was able to escape, close the bedroom door behind her and exit the apartment. Szymanski said she tried to help her bedridden mother through a window, but ended up cutting herself and inhaling smoke.
Fire crews took the two women to the university medical center. The daughter was treated for minor cuts and smoke inhalation and the mother was treated for “critical smoke inhalation,” Szymanski said.
“If the girl hadn’t closed the bedroom door, the flames would have filled her mother’s bedroom before we could get there,” Szymanski said. “But because she closed that door, her mother has a chance to fight.”
The apartment suffered $ 50,000 in damage and the girl’s bedroom was “completely emptied,” Szymanski said, adding that the cause of the fire was undetermined. The women will receive assistance from the American Red Cross.