NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Officials in North Las Vegas are marking the death of a 43-year-old fire captain who suffered what was termed a medical emergency after battling a large blaze as a line-of-duty fatality.
An official cause of death for Yaphet Miller wasn’t immediately disclosed Thursday. The Clark County coroner says an autopsy was conducted, but lab tests will take several weeks to complete.
Fire Capt. Cedric Williams says Miller became ill after a multi-alarm fire Sept. 23 that badly damaged several businesses at a shopping center off Rancho Drive near Washington Avenue in Las Vegas.
Williams says Miller died early Thursday with his wife at his side.
Miller was a 22-year veteran of the fire service who was credited in 2007, along with several colleagues, with rescuing a toddler from a fire.