Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 4:50 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 5:40 p.m.
A man lost his home and pet dog to a fire in North Las Vegas this afternoon.
Capt. Cedric Williams of the North Las Vegas Fire Department said flames erupted inside the home’s attached garage about 12:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Chipplegate Way, near West Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Street. By the time firefighters arrived, the dog had died.
The fire was contained within 30 minutes — no injuries were reported and the fire did not reach neighboring buildings. The home’s sole resident wasn’t inside when the blaze erupted, Williams said.
The blaze caused an estimated $180,000 worth of damage, completely destroying the property. Williams said it started accidentally.
The displaced resident will be staying with family.