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Las Vegas breaking news for Feb. 5, 2020

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Feb 05, 2020

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

9:11 P.M.
A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash into a wall, according to Las Vegas police. The crash happened on North Durango Drive, south of West El Campo Grande Avenue. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that a 1992 Buick Park Avenue was traveling north on North Durango Drive. The Buick failed to maintain the travel lane and left the roadway to the right. The Buick came to rest on the sidewalk after striking a cinder block wall. Witnesses and arriving officers attempted to assist the driver who was unresponsive. Medical personnel transported the driver to Centennial Hills Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. It is unknown if driver impairment was a factor in this collision, and the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner will conduct further testing. This incident will not be considered a traffic­related fatality pending the findings of the Medical Examiner’s investigation. READ UPDATE

6:05 P.M.
Clark County Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 2261 N Sloan. The response included five engines, two trucks, one rescue and two battalion chiefs. Apparatus from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and North Las Vegas Fire assisted in the suppression efforts. The first arriving Engine found fire at the rear of a mobile home. A shed was fully involved toward the rear of the property; as was the rear of the structure. The crews initially conducted an exterior fire attack ensuring that the fire did not extend to any other property or structure. The fire attack moved to the interior of the structure and the fire within was quickly extinguished. There was on one home at the time of the fire and American Red Cross was mot utilized. There were no injuries related to this fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Investigation Division.

11:32 A.M.
Clark County Fire Department responded to the Excalibur hotel-casino where there was a fire on the 6th floor of the hotel tower. When crews arrived on the 6th floor, they entered room 6152 to find a mattress on fire. The sprinklers were activated and they quickly extinguished the flames. One person has been treated on scene and it is unknown if they will be transported to the hospital. The fire is under investigation and Las Vegas police are also currently on scene. No evacuations were necessary. FULL STORY.

8 A.M.
A crash involving a school bus is causing some lane restrictions at Lake Mead Boulevard and Revere Street, near Martin Luther King Boulevard. Check back for updates.


One person was brought to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire around 10:30 p.m. at an Amazon warehouse in North Las Vegas near Pecos and Gowan roads. According to authorities, all employees were able to get out safely. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to the incident and was was assisted by Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Fire at Amazon warehouse in North Las Vegas

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