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Las Vegas breaking news for April 2, 2020

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Posted at 5:27 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 02:39:24-04

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

6:30 P.M.
The Clark County Fire Department said a blaze burned about 19 acres at the Wetlands Park this morning.

1:21 P.M.
Las Vegas police say a moped and car were involved in a crash near South 15th Street and Sahara Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Nobody was transported and police say it is not a critical crash. No word on lane closures right now. Everyone remained at the scene. The man who was riding the moped is conscious and breathing.

UPDATE 12:07 P.M.
Las Vegas firefighters say a two-alarm fire on La Madre Way, near Grand Canyon Drive between Ann and Lone Mountain roads, has destroyed a house that was under construction. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

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Westerly winds of 20-30 mph were fanning the flames and spreading embers to other nearby occupied homes, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Those nearby homes were evacuated. Because of the possibility that other homes could become involved, a second alarm was dispatched to the fire. The fire eventually brought 25 fire units with 60 fire personnel to the scene.

The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes after arriving on the scene, firefighters say.

The house where the fire started was destroyed. Two other properties on the street sustained minor damage from the fire.

The house is located outside the city limits in unincorporated Clark County so Clark County Fire Department Investigators will determine a cause and damage estimates.

Home under construction catches fire in northwest Vegas valley

UPDATE 7:33 A.M.
Clark County Fire Department says the Wetlands Park fire containment estimate has been downgrade to 90 percent contained, having reviewed the perimeter in the daylight. Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Division of Fire crews will remain on scene during the day to mop up the fire area. Authorities say, while the walking paths are not closed, use of the paths is not recommended to to the amount of smoke in the air. Firefighters ask visitors use caution and keep a safe distance from fire crews.

6:12 A.M.
Las Vegas firefighters are responding to a fire in the northwest part of the valley on La Madre Way near Grand Canyon Drive between Ann and Lone Mountain roads. Authorities say a house under construction caught fire and wind is blowing embers to other houses under construction in the area. Cause of the fire remains unknown. This is a devloping story, check back for udpates.

4:30 A.M.
Clark County Fire Department says crews remain at the scene of a fire at the Wetlands Park on 5340 Broadbent Boulevard after responding to multiple calls shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday of a fire in the area.

First arriving crew reported the fire was burning in an inaccessible area and requested additional resources from the Bureau of Land Management, authorities say. The fire is estimated at approximately 10 acres at the preserve section of the park. Crews say the fire is now contained by the park walking path system, and crews are working to reinforce the perimeter. There have been no structures lost, but the pedestrian bridge near the Duck Creek bridge was lost.

There have been no injuries, firefighters say. There are currently crews from the CCFD, BLM and Nevada Division of Fire are working the fire.

10 acre fire at Wetlands Park overnight


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