Published Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 2:32 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 4:57 p.m.
A residential fire Wednesday afternoon in North Las Vegas sent one person to the hospital, destroyed three cars and caused an estimated $15,000 in damage.
According to a news release from the city of North Las Vegas, numerous bystanders reported the fire at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday. Eleven North Las Vegas Fire Department units responded, and within 15 minutes the fire was contained to the single home in the 2500 block of Magnet Street, near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive.
The fire started in a backyard carport and extended through a window into one of the rooms in the home, said Fire Capt. Cedric Williams. Three vehicles in the back yard were destroyed. Additionally, fire damage to the living room and smoke damage throughout the residence rendered the home not livable.
An elderly female resident was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for possible smoke inhalation from the fire, Williams said. There were no other injuries reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The American Red Cross is assisting the home's two residents with housing and personal needs.