Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 8:50 a.m.
A vacant house was destroyed Wednesday night after it caught fire for the second time since December, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but authorities were investigating whether three people neighbors reported running from the house earlier in the day had any connection to the blaze, Szymanski said.
Fire dispatchers received several calls about 6:30 p.m. that a home was on fire in the 4100 block of Melody Lane, near Rancho Boulevard and Vegas Drive. Firefighters arrived to find the single-story, wood-frame home engulfed in flames, Szymanski said. Firefighters struggled to douse the fire in the old neighborhood because of its poor fire hydrants, Szymanski said. It took about 15 minutes to put out the fire.