LAS VEGAS -- In 2012, a house became engulfed in flames with people trapped inside and no way of getting them out. Security bars on windows and doors were a deadly barrier.
The gasoline-fueled fire exploded from a house on Bartlett Avenue, near Carey Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, September 2012.
The fire killed a man and trapped his 11-year-old son inside the home.
Metro Police officers scratched and clawed at security bars on the door and windows, but they couldn’t pry their way in.
“Burns, lacerations on their hands, officers are going to do whatever they can do to save a life, unfortunately that time it didn't work,” Metro Police Captain William Scott said.
Despite the best efforts of police, they couldn't get to the boy in time.
It has been almost two years since that fire on September 27, 2012, but Capt. Scott says it is something he and the officers there that day will never forget.