2 children, 3 adults hospitalized following house fire

Courtesy: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

2 children, 3 adults hospitalized following house fire

By John Bumgardner. CREATED Sep 22, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – Two children and three adults were taken to UMC after a fire in a neighborhood just north of McCarran International Airport.

Firefighters responded to the call of a single-story house fire at 5225 Reeder Circle just after 11 a.m. Saturday.

Officials said a dozen or more friends and family were at the home at the time. Some of them were in an enclosed front porch where there was a deep fryer over an open flame.

The fryer was accidentally knocked over and the spilled oil ignited. The fire then spread into the house and attic.

Two adults and two children were taken to UMC with burns. The children were in critical condition, one adult was in serious condition and the other adult had less serious burns. The third adult's injuries were unknown.

Two dogs were found dead at the scene.

Damage is estimated at $40,000.

The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.

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