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Las Vegas breaking news for June 26, 2018

Posted: 5:22 AM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 01:00:21Z
Las Vegas breaking news for June 26, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 26, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 26, 2018

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for June 26, 2018.

4:51 P.M.

A 17-year-old boy shot himself in the chest in the 7900 block of Terrace Rock Way, near Buffalo and Vegas drives. He was transported to University Medical Center in unknown condition. One person is detained but police did not specify why. 

2:30 P.M.

Workers on the roof of the Regal Stadium 18 theater near Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache started a small fire on the roof. The workers quickly put the fire out with an extinguisher. Smoke got into the offices but no movies were affected. There is minor damage to the roof. 

12:42 P.M.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 3480 East Patrick Lane, near Pecos Road. Upon arrival, personnel reported light smoke coming from a commercial building. Firefighters made an offensive attack and were able to control the fire in approximately 15 minutes. One employee was evaluated for minor burns, but it is unknown if they were transported for further evaluation. Two firefighters were transported to University Medical Center for injuries sustained from being struck by a falling ladder while working on scene. The fire is under investigation. Damage has been estimated at $75,000.

10:30 A.M.

A crash at Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue is closing several lanes. Expect delays in that area.

4:10 A.M.

Police have confirmed a fatal crash involving a gravel truck and another vehicle at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Robindale Road.

Police say a 1996 Peterbilt semi­tractor was pulling a trailer northbound on Rainbow Boulevard when a 2012 Honda Civic hit the back of the trailer.  The 22-­year-old driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  

The 45-­year­-old driver of the semi, Matthew Kouba, remained at the scene and did not display signs of impairment.  

The driver of the Civic appeared to have been driving at an excessive speed, and impairment seems to have been contributing factor to him running into the back of the trailer. 

3:30 A.M.

Las Vegas firefighters responded to the Lantana Apartments, 1200 S. Torrey Pines Drive. No fire or smoke was found in any of the apartments in the building, all of fire was on the roof. Firefighters had it quickly extinguished. The fire burned a portion of the roof and firefighters had to pull down ceiling in the apartment directly below the fire to make sure the fire did not extend into the attic. Damage was estimated at $60,000. Fire investigators believe the fire started in a pile of pine needles that accumulated on the roof. Fire investigators said they could not rule out the possibility of fireworks starting the fire on the roof. The only person staying in the apartment below the fire is displaced. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

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