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Las Vegas breaking news for March 23, 2019

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GRAND TETON AND DURANGO BARRICADE
Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 20:02:31-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The following is a roundup of breaking news for March 23, 2019, from around the Las Vegas valley.

7:25 P.M.
The Clark County Fire Department is now saying that there was not a gas explosion in the kitchen at City National Arena as originally reported, but that it was a cooking fire that was controlled by the building's sprinkler system. The building's gas supply was shut down as a precaution. The damage from the fire was minor, but there was some damage caused by activation of the sprinklers. Crews are still working to clean up the water. At this time people are being allowed to re-enter the ground floor. Clark County Fire Department will be clearing the scene shortly.

7:15 P.M.
The Clark County Fire Department now reports that there is a second patient at the explosion that happened in the kitchen of City National Arena. The building has been evacuated and the crews are now in the process of shutting down the sprinkler system to begin water removal. The first patient is being taken to the hospital with burns and the second patient has been treated and released.

7 P.M.
The Clark County Fire Department is currently on scene of a reported gas explosion in the kitchen of City National Arena at 1550 South Pavilion Center Drive. Crews on scene have confirmed there was an explosion in the kitchen and that one person was injured. The building's sprinkler systems extinguished the first prior the to the fire department getting there. Crew have secured the gas supply.
The Clark County Fire Department is currently on scene of a reported gas explosion in the kitchen of City National Arena at 1550 South Pavilion Center Drive. Crews on scene have confirmed there was an explosion in the kitchen and that one person was injured. The building's sprinkler systems extinguished the first prior the to the fire department getting there. Crew have secured the gas supply.
6 P.M.
The barricade situation in the northwest area of the valley has come to an end. Police do not have anyone in custody.

5 P.M.
The barricade situation at a residence located near the area of North Durango Drive and Grand Teton Drive is still ongoing. Please avoid the area.

4:50 P.M.
The Clark County Fire Department responded to a high level fire at the Diplomat II apartments located at 455 Sierra Vista Drive. The first units to arrive reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the east side of the building. The fire was put out at 4:59 p.m. One person suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to the hospital. Two cats were found dead during a search of the apartment. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There is no estimate as to the damage the fire caused at this time.

1:30 P.M.
Clark County Fire Department officials report that they, along with units from the North Las Vegas Fire Department, responded to a fryer fire at a McDonald's restaurant located on the 4200 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard. Customers and workers had evacuated the restaurant prior to crews arriving. Arriving firefighters found light smoke but the fire had been extinguished by the building's dry chemical fire extinguishing system. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

7:30 A.M.
Las Vegas police responded to a report of a man found laying near the side of a business in the 900 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard. Medical personnel arrived on scene and pronounced him dead. The victim was a man in his 60s. No suspect is in custody at this time.

UPDATE MARCH 27: Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a person on interest in this case:

INTERACTIVE MAP: Murders in Las Vegas valley for 2019

6:23 A.M.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Watch Commander reports that there is a barricade situation at a residence located near the area of North Durango Drive and Grand Teton Drive. Police say the incident began after a reported carjacking that occurred on the 8100 block of West Charleston Boulevard. Police believe the suspect is inside the residence and refusing to leave. Police are asking people to stay away from the area at this time.

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