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1 person injured in central valley house fire, officials say

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Wade Vandervort

Firefighters work to put out a house fire on Del Monte Ave and Wilshire Street, near Decatur and Oakey boulevards, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

Updated Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 | 11:22 p.m.

House Fire off Oakey and Decatur

A firefighters uses his radio at the scene of a house fire on Del Monte Ave and Wilshire St, off of Decatur Blvd and Oakey Blvd, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Launch slideshow »

A person suffered moderate burns in a central valley blaze Las Vegas Fire & Rescue extinguished Tuesday evening.

Large amounts of gasoline stored in a garage mixed with water, which intensified the flames, according to fire officials.

Crews responded to Del Monte Ave, near Decatur and Oakey boulevards, and found the flames and heavy smoke billowing from a two-story house, officials said.

The adult burn victim, who was rushed to University Medical Center, is expected to survive, officials said.

The bulk of the fire had been extinguished by 8:30 p.m.

Investigators had learned that two adults live at the residence, and had just gotten home, when all of a sudden, an explosion went off in the garage, officials said.

They went out to find a car on fire, and a fast-spreading fire in the garage, officials said.