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September 19, 2014

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Vacant home in northwest valley destroyed by fire

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A vacant house in the northwest valley was destroyed by a fire Sunday night, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters were dispatched around 10:15 p.m. to a house fire on Crestline Drive near Torrey Pines Drive and Washington Avenue. When they arrived on scene, the fire had already engulfed the one-story wood house, according to LVFR. Firefighters contained the fire in less than 10 minutes, but the house was destroyed.

Neighbors told fire investigators that the house had been vacant for two years but appeared to have been used by squatters. Investigators found evidence of squatters left inside the building and also suspect copper wiring had been stolen.

According to investigators, the estimated damage to the house was $57,000.

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