Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 10:18 a.m.
Three adults and a child were lucky to escape without injury after a fire broke out early today at a mobile home with no working smoke detector, a Clark County Fire Department official said.
An unattended candle on the patio started the fire at Tropicana Village Mobile Home Park. Without a functioning smoke detector, the resident’s senses were all that saved the people inside, Fire Department spokesman John Steinbeck said.
Firefighters responded about 2:55 a.m. to the fire at 5900 West Tropicana Avenue, space 224A. The blaze spread to one room inside the mobile home before firefighters extinguished it, Steinbeck said.
The fire caused about $18,000 damage, he said.