Officials ID woman, child who died in Las Vegas house fire

Thu, Oct 10, 2019 (2:37 p.m.)

A woman and her 6-year-old son who were killed Tuesday morning in a west valley house fire have been identified.

Renai Palmer, 47, and Gavin Palmer, suffered fatal injuries in a second-floor bedroom in the 1900 block of Fox Canyon Circle, near Cimarron Road and Oakey Boulevard, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

The fire, which was confined to the bedroom, was reported about 8:20 a.m., officials said. A relative, who had tried to extinguish the fire, was found outside, overcome by smoke.

He was treated and released from a hospital, officials said.

Metro Police, fire investigators and the Coroner’s Office were probing the blaze, but further details had not been disclosed. Monetary damage was estimated at $25,000.

Sean Murray, the boy’s father – and the woman’s ex-boyfriend – told KLAS-TV he was devastated. He described his son as a smart boy who enjoyed cars.

Every weekend “I would base my weekends off of anything that we would be doing together,” he told the TV station.

Murray could not be reached for comment.

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