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Electrical malfunctions blamed for fires

Electrical malfunctions are being blamed for two fires that broke out in Pahrump on Wednesday.

Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a fire that broke out just before 7:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of West Comstock Circle.

When crews arrived on scene they found light smoke throughout the double-wide home, said Fire Chief Scott Lewis.

“An investigation revealed a malfunction of a furnace which caused the smoke condition,” he said.

Crews detached the furnace and ventilated the house to clear the smoke, he said.

Some streets in the Comstock mobile home park were blocked for about an hour while crews secured the area.

No injuries were reported.

Fire crews were dispatched shortly later to another structure fire that broke out just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West Patricia Lane in Pahrump.

Crews arrived to find an electrical fire that had mostly been extinguished, Lewis said.

No injuries were reported.

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