A woman and her 6-year-old son were killed this morning in a west valley house fire, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.
A relative who purportedly tried to extinguish the fire was overcome by smoke, officials said. He’s since been released from the hospital.
The blaze was reported about 8:20 a.m. in a two-story house in the 1900 block of Fox Canyon Circle, near Cimarron Road and Oakey Boulevard, officials said.
The flames were confined to an upstairs bedroom and didn’t spread, but they were enough to hurt three victims, two of whom later died, officials said.
The fire, which was being probed by fire investigators, Metro Police and the Clark County Coroner’s Office, remained under investigation. The monetary damage was reported at $25,000.
This was the second fatal fire investigated in Las Vegas this year.
Further details were not immediately available.