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Fire Rages Near Recycling Company in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A fire in the area of Lamb and Craig produced thick black smoke in North Las Vegas. The address of the fire matches that of a recycling company.

North Las Vegas fire officials report the blaze began around 10 a.m. when bales of cardboard erupted in flames. A total of 32 units from jurisdictions across southern Nevada responded to the fire.

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No injuries were reported. The blaze is in an industrial area between I-15 and Nellis Air Force Base.

A Las Vegas fire spokesman says Las Vegas firefighters are assisting North Las Vegas crews at the scene.

NLV Firefighter Hurt Battling Fire

NLV Firefighter Hurt Battling Fire

 

A North Las Vegas firefighter is recovering after he was injured fighting a house fire Wednesday.

The fire started between two homes near Bruce Street and Centennial Parkway. Crews arrived just before 1:30 p.m. They found heavy smoke coming from the area and flames climbing the sides of the houses.

It took 18 firefighters more than an hour to bring the fire under control. They were able to contain the fire to the two houses involved. One firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital but has since been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The damages are estimated at more than $100,000 for both homes. Both homes suffered fire, smoke and water damage.

Residents Voice Frustrations About Treated Wastewater

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A $300 million wastewater treatment plant for North Las Vegas and discharge into the Sloan Channel, despite Clark County objections, have created a lot of angry residents who say life has been nearly unbearable since last summer.

The North Las Vegas Utility Advisory Board received an earful Tuesday night from neighbors who live near the Sloan Channel.

"Now, we got bats and mayflies, and it's really irritating," concerned resident Mark Skougard said.

"The mayflies, when they get started, they're hard to fight, and they're hard to get rid of," added concerned resident William E. Simshauser.

"As for the stench, it smells like a wet Saint Bernard, and the bugs are terrible," said one concerned resident.

Flyers about Tuesday night's meeting have been going out to the neighborhoods. One reads, "Tired of the bugs and the smell coming from the Sloan Channel?"

North Las Vegas Mayor Taps Experts to Improve City's Future

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Thousands of trucks drive through Las Vegas every day, but the drives often come with a few bumps on the road.

"If a truck goes down, a trailer goes down, we need to fix him on the side of the road," said Ron Dimmick with On Ramp Transportation Services. "We have two service trucks, or if they can get in here, we can repair anything they need right here."

On Ramp Transportation Services is one of the newest businesses in North Las Vegas. The company has one location in Utah and another in Northern Nevada. Dimmick says choosing North Las Vegas took some time.

"We spent a lot of time and research. We have been working on this project for three years, and this is where we are at," he said.

The process to open in North Las Vegas was more difficult than he expected.

Firefighters Put Out Fire at Apartment Building in NLV

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Fire crews from the North Las Vegas Fire Department put out a blaze at an apartment building Monday afternoon.

The fire was on Carroll Street near North Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue. Firefighters believe the fire started in the attic of a single-story apartment. Firefighters forced their way into four apartments to attack the flames. All of the apartments were vacant.

The fire is still under investigation.

 

Local Performers Join the Cause to Make One Crosswalk Safer

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas area performers are using their talents to make an important change on one valley area road. They're joining the cause to help Mia Decker's family put up a light at the crosswalk where the girl was killed.

RagTag Entertainment set up a benefit at Don't Tell Mama on the East Fremont Street Experience Sunday Night. The nightclub asked for a $10 donation at the door, to go toward the cause. Dozens of people showed up in support, including Mia Decker's Mother, Michele Terry.

"[Mia] was unfortunately at the right place at the wrong time, said Terry. "Unfortunately she passed away from it, but it's going to save someone else."