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Gas leak fire reported near Hualapai, Anasazi

Posted at 12:37 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 23:16:05-04

A natural gas fire in Summerlin forced at least 45 people from their homes Tuesday afternoon. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue was on the scene near Hualapai Way and Anasazi Road for hours.

It was reported around noon on Tuesday. Investigators say a backhoe hit a natural gas line, which resulted in the fire.

Several streets were closed. Investigators say at least 45-90 people were evacuated.

Dawn Gustafson who lives a few houses down from the fire says her kids were home with the flames erupted.

"My phone rang from my son who never calls me and I answered the phone and the first thing he says to me is mom I think we're going to lose our house," said Gustafson.

She says the flames were as high as the windows on the second floor of her home.

"Three of my kids were in the house," said Gustafson. "They heard a loud, loud explosion. They're upstairs. They look out the second story bathroom window and the flames were as high as the second story window behind the house."

There were no buildings damaged and no injuries reported.

The fire was reported out around 4:30 p.m.