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Las Vegas breaking news for July 4, 2019

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 04, 2019

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

UPDATE 11:13 P.M.
Las Vegas Fire Department says it has responded to 25 outside fires in the last hour (from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.). That means city firefighters responded to 76 outside fires between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

UPDATE 10:09 P.M.
Las Vegas Fire Department says it has responded to 51 outside fires in Las Vegas from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. No injuries or damage reported. One minor was brought to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation.

No word yet on how many fires Clark County Fire Department has responded to.

9:55 P.M.
The area near Decatur Boulevard and Cactus Avenue in the southwest part of the valley is blocked as police investigate a four-vehicle crash near the intersection.

All drivers were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. Impairment and speed are both factors according to police. READ MORE

9:00 P.M.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says crews responded to approximately two dozen outside fires by 9 p.m. No injuries at any of them, no damage reported. Authorities also say the next two hours, between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., are usually the busiest.

7:32 P.M.
A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot in the abdomen near Mountain Vista Street and Tropicana Avenue, according to police. The shooting happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. The man was transported to the hospital in stable condition. There are no known suspects at this time. The shooting remains under investigation.

6:26 P.M.:
Two adults and one dog are receiving help from the Red Cross of Southern Nevada after a fire shortly before noon today on Villa Flora Street, near Decatur Boulevard and Craig Road.

Firefighters say it started in a motor home and spread to a house nearby. The cause of the fire is unknown. There are no injuries to report. Damage is estimated at $150,000.

12:55 P.M.
Las Vegas Fire Department responds to reports of a power meter going on fire outside of a one-story house at 605 Sam Jonas Dr. No injuries were reported.


10:30 A.M.
Reports of an earthquake being felt in Las Vegas about 10:30 a.m. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, California. FULL STORY.


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