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Gas company deploys crews to restore service after Vegas fire

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 19:27:00-04
UPDATE: Crews have begun the re-light process to affected customers. A technician will visit each customer to restore natural gas service. An adult over the age of 18 must be home at the time. All technicians are in Southwest Gas uniforms and will have proper identification. We will make several attempts with each customer to restore service throughout the day.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A gas company official says crews are deploying door-to-door in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood to restore service cut off to quell a fire sparked by a backhoe operator digging in the street.
Southwest Gas Co. spokeswoman Sonia Headen says about 100 company workers fanned out Tuesday to relight pilot lights in the Summerlin area around Far Hills Avenue and the 215 Beltway.
Headen said that about 3,000 customers were left without gas service after the Monday fire fueled by escaping natural gas from a damaged underground conduit on Redwood Grove Avenue.
Police and fire officials reported no injuries and no homes damaged.
But about 30 homes were evacuated while the fire burned.
Nearby Bonner Elementary School was used as a shelter.