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Las Vegas breaking news for July 9, 2020

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Posted at 5:25 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 07:57:04-04

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

10:21 P.M.
A 35-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a Hyundai Santa Fe near North Lamb Boulevard and East Tonopah Avenue. The driver remained on the scene and did not appear impaired. The coroner will identify the pedestrian after notification.

8:15 P.M.
1 person was taken to hospital for minor smoke inhalation after a fire in a one-story duplex at 916 Balzar Ave. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the fire caused $25K worth of damage to a bedroom. 3 adults have been displaced.

9:20 P.M.
Several palm trees caught fire in front of a house at 149 N. 19th St. and spread to the one-story wood-frame house. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in less than 10 minutes. Several trees were destroyed and the fire caused out $5,000 in damage to the house. Cause of fire is unknown.

9:15 P.M.
North Las Vegas police say they need help in locating 78-year-old Jose Ramirez, also known as “Don Toy.” He was reported missing at 4:30 p.m. and was seen near his home at 3524 Brazil Street on July 7. Ramirez speaks Spanish and if anyone knows his whereabouts they were urged to contact NLV police at 702-633-9111.

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NLV police report Jose Ramirez as a missing person on July 9, 2020.

12:15 P.M.
A man is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Fremont and Bruce streets shortly after 10 a.m., according to police. Authorities believe speed may be a factor and say the motorcycle t-boned a car at a traffic light intersection. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. The motorcycle rider skidded more than 100 feet west of the intersection. Police ask everyone to please try and slow down. The identity of the deceased and cause and manner of death will be released by the coroner's office.

UPDATE 9:15 A.M.
Firefighters from two agencies extinguished a structure fire in downtown North Las Vegas early Thursday morning.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., North Las Vegas firefighters were dispatched to a "high" level structure fire at a vacant building on the 600 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard (near Las Vegas Boulevard). The first engine arrived within two minutes and reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the building and quickly requested a second alarm response.

50 firefighters from the North Las Vegas Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue extinguished the blaze. None were injured. The building was unoccupied when firefighters arrived and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Roads are back open near Lake Mead Boulevard and 5th Street following a fire in the area early this morning.

5:20 A.M.
Firefighters are responding to a 2-alarm fire near Lake Mead and Las Vegas boulevards in North Las Vegas. All lanes are shut down near Lake Mead Boulevard and 5th Street. It took about 50 firefighters to knock down the fire.

Crews responding to 2-alarm fire in Las Vegas valley

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